|Acrylics, pencil, crayon on canvas panel, 12x16"|
Love that quote from Austin Kleon's Steal Like an Artist. So apropos of me.
So this painting was done for the last lesson of 8 Great Paintings. The task was to create a collage out of paper, then use that to inspire a painting. Well, instead of making a new collage, I chose one of the hundreds I did a few years back. Although Julie (Pritchard, class instructor) used totally different colors in her painting than in her original collage, I pretty much followed the original colorway on mine...because I liked it. This piece of mine is way more literal than her painting was. Which is just fine. I still like mine.
At first I thought I might do a bunch of these, even went through a couple of sketchbooks and marked numerous collages that I thought would make good paintings. And then I UNdecided to do that. I'd rather move forward, wherever that is, than look to the past for inspiration.
I'm back to reading novels. Just finished a terrific book, The Professor of Truth by Scot author James Robertson. Now reading Russell Banks' The Darling, and loving it.
Hope you're having a good weekend! xx