|8" x 10" Acrylic on Studio Panel|
Usually, for such a graphic painting like this, I would measure out exactly where each rectangle would go and tape off the lines so I could easily get perfect edges. Well, not for this painting. I sketched in the rectangles and started painting! I limited my palette to three colors, a teal, an ivory, and bright red. I spent plenty of time fretting over the lines until I thought, eh, just let go...just paint...enjoy the process. I listened to a few episodes of This American Life and focused on just the simple act of painting, something I haven't done in awhile.
Here are a few things I've learned:
- I need to upgrade my acrylic paints! I cannot keep painting with cheap paints! (living in a small town does have its drawbacks, I'll have to drive an hour to the nearest art store.)
- I love painting on these Artists Boards, I had one leftover from a project from last summer. (I want to buy more, but I vowed to not buy any more supplies for the rest of the month.)
- I really should sketch and think my projects through instead of just jumping right in to it. (But what's the fun in that?!)
I'm looking forward to seeing what the other students have painted! I'm enjoying this class so much! Especially since I can totally stay in my pajamas all morning.