very different paintings
Every Thursday I teach art, I love it not least because I learn so much. I paint differently to my usual approach to illustrate particular points. The results are normally discarded but this time after some encouragement by the students I decided to work on a couple of paintings in my studio. I am so pleased I did, I had so much fun and broadened my approach some – can’t be bad!
Here are two paintings I finished in my studio later…
Abstract Figures in Orange Setting
I just loved getting the energy into this painting. It looked very different in earlier versions; I used rollers, scrapers, blue paint and allsorts before I added polyfilla to give me texture. Then I rolled on some orange watercolour – it began to say something interesting to me so I continued. Having used so much paint I just had to finish it!
watercolour and texture in the painting called Introspection
This one finished up discarded on the floor more than once, the dog even walked over it with his muddy paws. It was dull and a bit slapdash but it sorta had something – that certain feeling I aspire to in all my “serious” work. Anyway with a bit of careful colour and tone adjustments, it became presentable. Maybe I should get Charlie (my dog) to sign it too 🙂