I think I might have given a few of you the idea that I don’t like abstracts much.
Truth be told, I do actually love them.
I love the colour interaction and the fact they are so open to interpretation and letting your imagination do the work.
And since I have been painting, I have dabbled in abstracts.
Usually when I have just been experimenting with techniques and sometimes just when I have paint I don’t want to waste.
So you would think that I would be thrilled to bits about doing abstracts in class.
And I was ok with it, until I realised that it was going to be the focus of the whole 9 week term.
Now I have grumbled about some of the projects last year, but I was still learning with each challenge and when each painting was finished, I was usually thrilled to have really accomplished something.
But now 4 weeks in, with 5 still to go, I have 3 completed paintings that I just feel really nothing for.
I have done what I have been asked. Used the techniques and painted in the style required. Even experimented a bit.
I just don’t feel I have been challenged or even learned anything new yet.
And the paintings are ok. Some of you might even like them.
According to the class program though, I should still be working on them for another 2 weeks…..
Good thing I have something else I can do eh?
I have made my feelings known now, both to my teacher and the principal of the school.
Hoping now, that I am not the only one finding this all a bit of a walk in the park and perhaps the Principal might rethink the final project – another larger abstract.
My teacher is wonderful, but she can only do what she is told to do, even though she knew before I told her, that I am finding the class …let’s just say ..less than a real challenge.
I would take next week off, but I have paid for the class, and with a couple of others already indicating that they will be missing, it is a good opportunity to work on a landscape with the help of my teacher.
So I will pack my art bag, include some smiles and good attitude and certainly encourage the others who are still battling with their own abstracts.
I showed you the first completed one last post.
Here are the other two.
As with most of the paintings I do, if you love it and would like it in your home, just let me know and I am sure we can crunch numbers and make it happen.
These are 10″ x 10″ so an easy enough size for posting.
After record-breaking heat, it rained today. A big dump that flooded roads and gave the garden a good soaking.
Bit like how hubby’s mobile phone got a soaking when it fell in the turtle pond last night.
Good news though, after 24 hours in a bowl of rice, it still works.
Other news, the spider that was in my studio is now in residence in the boy’s bathroom, currently on the wall behind the loo.
Big C has taken to using another toilet.
Oh and I am sporting a little mark on my hand after Obie (my granbaby snake) got a little startled and bit me when I was holding him. He is getting better at being held and just got a little freaked so no hard feelings despite the blood.
Think that is about all the random news from here at the moment. Almost the weekend and next week I am off work so that will be awesome.
For now though, I need to go and ice a chocolate cake ready for tomorrow.
Cause it isn’t Friday without cake, now is it?