Sunday, November 29, 2015

Fall Art Class Setup - Take 3

For the last few years, I have taken an eight week art class once or twice a year. The instructor, is naturally an amazing talent – but also an incredible teacher. She handles all sorts of students from the beginners to the professionals. What seems so unique is how she keeps everyone from being overwhelmed by the complex setups and builds on each person’s level. Somehow she manages to recreate the setup two (and sometimes three) weeks in a row.

The artist dubs her style "saturated realism" because of the use of saturated color. Hey, they don’t call me “Boldy” for nothin’ and nice to know and learn from others in love with bright colors!

September Setting
16" x 12"
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Setting the mood for the change in seasons with the last of the summer flowers and first of the autumn pumpkins. This pumpkin was a light pinkish color enhanced by the yellow spotlight. What’s not challenging about this whole thing!

Stay tuned, will post a few more from the class.

Being able to produce realism is a major confidence builder and most people probably prefer this style.  My preference is more abstract, looser painting that challenges the viewer to fill in even more "gaps" in the subject.  Looking forward to continued twists and turns along this journey!

Enjoy, life is joy we make one moment at a time,