Thursday, April 3, 2014
Still trying to get back into the swing of things, art-wise. I am really excited to say that I enrolled in the Studio Art program at a local community college this semester. Right now, I am taking Art Practices I, in which we are doing a variety of projects that have really stretched myself. I'll only be able to take one or two classes at a time with my work schedule and kids, but its a start! Going back to school for an art degree is something that I have wanted to do for several years, so it feels good to be proactive about it.
Meanwhile, I did a few doodle type drawings with a paintbrush and permanent ink on large sheets of paper (18 x 24 inches). These take me about 20-30 minutes each to create. I try to work very quickly and intuitively, and not think too much or over analyze. Just get into "the zone" and make marks on the page. I posted one of them on YouTube--my first video ever!--hopefully, with more to follow. I sped up the time on the video, so it only takes 5 minutes to watch the whole painting.