This post is dedicated to the first person to pull my head away from characters and force me to look around; my high school art teacher Debra Payne. :]
I was very excited to return to Landscape Painting with instructor Neil Riley. It already feels as though I've improved a lot since my last attempt at this class. I don't think painting will ever be my main mode of expression, but this course has certainly taught me to love it all the same. Here's what I've produced since the beginning of the semester in roughly chronological order:
|Underneath the Broad Street Bridge, about 2.5 hrs|
O lord. This bridge scene was the first time I had touched oils in probably a year.
|Studio interior, about 4hrs|
|Basement of my apartment complex, about 1.5 hrs|
|Whetstone Park. About 2.5 hours|
The streambed painting above is, I think, where I finally started to GET it. Mr. Riley, challenged me to use only one or two brush strokes each time I put paint to board, and this exercise was definitely for the best.
|Amanda, Katie, what are you doing, get out of here|
|Autumnal Highbanks Metro Park, 3hrs|
|Autumnal Highbanks Metro Park, 3 hrs|
|HIPSTER PAINTING at Highbanks Metro Park, about 2 hrs|
|Schiller monument at Schiller Park in German Village, about 1.5 hrs|
The statue above is my most recent painting, but also one of the sloppier ones due to how cold it's getting hereabouts. The projects we're currently working on in-class are studio based projects with loads of layouts, compositions and the like- they'll get their own post in a month or so.