I just got back from my watercolor class and it's late. It's funny because I was not in the mood to go tonight--I would have much preferred to stay home and watch Top Chef--but with the snowblower debacle last week and my broken resolutions, I forced myself.
And you know what? Not only did I have an excellent time and have some great conversations with my teacher and classmates, I got lots of inspiration and started a new painting that I'm really excited about! It involves trees and blood vessels and eyes and I can't wait to get back into it!
One of the things I like about about my class is that we have a weekly assignment to do any painting of our choosing on postcard-sized paper--then we bring it in and the rest of the class looks at it from different angles and comments on different ideas or images that they see within the painting Then we use those ideas to branch out and use in our next painting. The result is a very cool sequence of small paintings. It's an exercise in creativity and I love the crazy tangents I have gone off on through these assignments.
So even though it's late and I'm sure I will regret staying up, I really want to go work on this painting some more. I'm desperate to add some blue to one area and I have to do it NOW!!
Looking forward to sharing it when I'm done!