Friday, March 28, 2008

Workshop Art

Well here it finally is. The product of my Saturday workshop. The squiggle lines are supposed to be there. They were done on purpose. It is not my personal style but the style I was learning. The teacher had what she called "Spirit Cards". (They were done by just taking a big piece of paper and putting paint on it. Not covering the paper but just like little doodly things on it. Then the sheet of paper is cut into deck card size pieces.)

After we did the sketch with markers so no erasing, we followed the outlines with a colored crayon. Then we went in with color around the items in the still life. I chose red for mine and the paint used for this part was acrylic. I can't remember for sure, but I think the next step was we were given a spirit card. Each one was different. She had stacks of them. We used what was on the card and put those marks on our painting. (It may have been the painting of the still life and then the spirit card).

Next we filled in by painting the still life, and then added a background. We were given a magazine, and three page numbers. We were to take our background from one of the three pages.

Talk about way way out of my comfort zone. I usually work very detailed. And very small. This one was a half page of watercolor paper. (probably 14x18). And more random and loose. It was fun to learn but not really my thing. I don't really like the picture. To me it looks like a child has scribbled over a painting.

1 comment:

Jo Castillo said...

It looks like you had a good time, even if the result wasn't what you thought it would be.

I think you learn from trying something different like this. Congratulations on your effort.

Looks nice!