The Tyler class has been extended and I couldn't be happier! Here's what I'm working on at home based on our in-class explorations.
a few observations:
1. Painting yourself is harder than painting others
2. Painting with a knife rocks because you don't have to clean the brushes
3. Not smoothing everything out is hard to adjust to
Due to NAEA Convention, I will miss the final week of my class at Tyler. I am truly devastated by this - I loved every minute of this painting class and feel truly lucky to have had the opportunity to work alongside such awesome people and with such an extraordinary instructor. Here's where each painting stood when I left class yesterday:
In week four, we began out contemporary piece - our suggested subject matter was to create a figurative piece. I didn't bring images so it was suggested I work from observation - self portrait time! I was only permitted to have the mirror for about 15 minutes - forcing me to loosen up, work conceptually and, well, play.
Last night, I couldn't stop looking at her - a total Narcissus moment. I decided she needed a partner and after our delicious brunch, went to Jerry's to fetch up another canvas and the magical colors I had borrowed to begin this work.
Gary was a dear and "posed" for me - "how long is this gonna take, babe?" - 5 minutes, promise. I didn't take many "in process" photos for this one but here's what I have:
And here they are together - finished maybe. I have a third in mind - us together on one canvas. Not sure when that will happen since I should be doing about 100 things other than painting and blogging...
This still life from the oil painting class I've been taking at Tyler is slowly coming to life. I've never used glazes before and, though I like the look a great deal, the time and the patience and the planning required to slowly build an image in this way is probably not going to be for me. Believe it or not, the images below are each different - I find it really hard to see the progress!
Work in Progress
Not everything is completed in one day or in one painting session. This page will track the works that take more time than daily paintings.