Still Life – Mixed Media on Paper – 12 x 12 inches
I managed to finish my online art course on Easter Sunday. The plan was to upgrade to a 16×16 inch cradle board, but I have plans for those boards. This final painting is the product of a combination of techniques we have been working with over the last few weeks. I am not used to working with watersoluble media and acrylic paint together, but it did lend to some interesting effects. My favorite part was drawing very loosely. As I am not trying to make an exact copy, I felt more free to let the line go where it wanted to. You can still tell what my things are. All in all, I quite enjoyed this online class. 🙂
While working on my lessons, I was inspired to look at other artist’s works and to learn more about them. This brought me to the world of Cubism and Picasso (a genius) and Georges Braque, Paul Klee and other post impressionist artists. It isn’t as if I hadn’t heard of these artists before, but I was inspired to delve deeper and learn about their lives and what motivated them to paint the way they did. I have added a few more books to my collection for inspiration.
On another note, many of my paintings in my Etsy shop have now expired and will not be relisted. There are still a few more days to grab a bargain as there is a 40% discount with a minimum spend of £50.
Thanks for stopping by.