Jan 23, 2011

thursday mornings

Now that I've taught a few beginning acrylic painting courses at Flicker Street Studio, there are plenty of students ready to dive into the new intermediate course.  Every Thursday I load the '91 Toyota (it's a real excitin' buggy!) with all kinds of brick-a-brac from around the house for a still life.  The paintings have to go pretty fast since there's only three hours, but each week I see the students laying out their compositions and colors with more and more confidence. After they've got that beginning phase mapped out, I encourage them to tweak some areas and keep other areas lose.  I showed them Alice Neel as an example of that. 

Alice Neel, Self Portriat1980

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