Sunday, August 24, 2014

Week 24 of my Donna Downey's online art class.

This may look a bit like a train wreck, but it was an interesting lesson. The background started out with journaling the pages. Then the images were added and finally the modeled colors along with some gesso was smeared around, using the finger again. I am more comfortable with the control of the brush, but I am learning that Donna is a lot more free than I am. She definitely lets the art develop out of the page, verses trying to force it on to the page. I think I'm learning a bit about myself as far as that goes too. Ultimately, this was more cathartic than artistic and it does reflect how I feel at this point in life.... a bit of a train wreck... with a bit of happiness trying to peek through!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Week 23 art class abstract

Week 23 of Donna Downey's online art class. We're hitting the abstracts a lot, and this is a new topic for me. I'm not sure I embrace the whole abstract thing, but I'm certainly trying.  I filled the white space with white doodles, as you see in the second picture.... As the lesson instructed to drip the colors and drop black paint around, I avoided that part, as I struggle to embrace that too.  Oh well, I will continue forward and maybe someday I will be able to let go enough to drip and drizzle!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Week 22 Donna Downey's online class.

Week 22 of Donna Downey's online art class has us working through abstracts again.  It's an interesting process, but much more difficult than it seems, at least for me.