Thursday, January 22, 2009

Watercolor

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!
My palette.

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17 comments:

Butterfly Kisses said...

It's pretty! I love the colors. Can't wait to see the end result.

My brother does alot of art. Maybe he will let me post some of it so you can see it. I love his stuff too. I would love to show it to you.

Ronda's Rants said...

I am so impressed with all your interests and hobbies!!!
From the look of your palete...I would say it is colorful!

CaraBee said...

I'm taking a photography class starting in a couple of weeks. I am very excited to explore my creativity! Can't wait to see your painting!

Karen said...

My eyes would probably, currently, make good artist models for you!!

With there being little wind and precipitation, lately, the smog has really settled into the valley. As a result the whites of my eyes are sporting little trees of red. :-)

Good news, is that relief has arrived in the shape of a storm. It's poring with rain outside right now.. :-)

Looking forward to seeing the painting..

Becky said...

It's so important sometimes to make yourself do those things!

I know I drag my feet about working out, but always feel better when I make time for me.

Good for you!

Buddha's Place said...

How fun and I'm with Ronda..your palete looks way fun.

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Can't wait to see the end result!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I can't wait to see the pictures!

Brenda said...

Love the vibrant colors!

Stop by, I have an award for you!

Z's Mom said...

Wow....even your palette is pretty!

Rebecca Jo said...

My goodness. I think the palete is pretty artsy in itself! I wish I had that talent to paint!

Ashley said...

Can't wait to see your work! This is really impressive!

Jen said...

That is beautiful!

Susie said...

Great palete! I can't wait to see it:-)

mannequin said...

Gorgeous colors on that palette. I love watercolors so much better than oils. Do you like pastels also?

Sera said...

That's friggin' awesome! I bet it feels great to get out and do something creative that's JUST for you. :)

noble pig said...

Good for you...can't wait to see it.