Monday, March 16, 2015
I liked these so much that I wanted to post them. The first three are on matte board, which is a fantastic surface for this exercise. The last one is on a canvas panel. I won't be working on matte board for the actual paintings I'll do in the class, but I am using matte boards to paint collage backgrounds with leftover paint on my palette.
Today I'll start in with the meat of the course, actually making a painting. Looking forward to that.
Re: painting, in general ~ I'm no longer procrastinating or feeling afraid to just get in there and paint. Which feels like huge progress for me. Again, I'll say that that several-month break I took between my last online painting class a year ago, and actually starting to paint a month ago or so, was a good thing. It was a good lesson in: when you're feeling stuck and can't move forward, stop doing whatever it is and don't feel guilty about it. Just let things marinate for a while without conscious attention. Then come back to it when you really feel moved to do so. It works.