Had a fantastic class yesterday and although the class is about imaginative painting we are still learning some of the theory and techniques.
I have always been amazed how an artist can look at something that is 3 dimensional and represent it on paper.
Yesterday we covered some spacial awareness stuff and how to make things look near and far etc: using colour and size. Fascinating stuff.
Here are my paintings from yesterday.
First one getting to grips with the exercise and the second one I tried to use what I had learnt to create a view of some trees with some birds in the distance. I hope it worked.
I do think my work is improving and changing but most importantly, I am thoroughly enjoying every minute of it.
I also picked up some wonderful art books last week.
One on the History of Art and some others that caught my eye on various lesser known artists work.
This is a whole new world to me and one that I know very little about but I am keen to learn more.
It is almost like I now see with bigger and wider eyes.
It is an amazing and beautiful world out there.