I spent a couple of afternoons over the Bank Holiday weekend learning to paint like a cubist. There were 11 of us, most knew each other. I was the odd one out. In spite of everything, I managed to let go of any pre-conceived ideas and actually enjoyed myself.
I won’t be calling myself a cubist yet, but the class has given me some ideas. We did a maximum of 4 bodies of work on A1 cartridge paper and one on A1 wood panel. We used charcoal for drawing, paint and collage. We made wood grained paper with a graining tool. No need to mention that I will be buying one of those on my next trip to the hardware store!
This is what I made.
I made three paintings with the violin and one with a mandolin. Working in A1 size is rather large for me, but we did trace around the actual instruments to use as templates. I still have all of my pieces and I could scale them down to make something smaller should I wish to work on canvas or board. There are no masterpieces here, but the fun was in the journey!