This was another composition from the still life in the Waiariki Institue of Technology, Introduction to Painting Class that I am attending which is being run by Cherie Sayer.
I have made a large acrylic painting of this, again focusing on trying to achieve a convincing tonal range so that the painting has a 3 dimensional quality to it.
This is harder than you think and requires a lot of concentration.
I am used to working more gesturally, quickly and with a shallow depth of field; so it is challenging and frustrating at times, but that's all part of the learning process.
As a teacher I think it's important to put yourself in the shoes of being a student, it keeps you empathetic. No matter what class I attend, I always learn something of value that I can carry into my own work.
Daily Post Weekender
Speaking of teaching art classes; I had a front page photo and an article on page 3 in our local paper the Daily Post Weekender last Friday.
A very positive arty article was written by Imogen Crispe and some great photo's taken by Stephen Parker.
This article attracted a lot of response from the public. The phone has been ringing hot with the result. The beginners watercolour class is just about full and the beginners acrylic painting class still has some places left.
So a big thank you to Imogen and Stephen, I really appreciated them taking the time to interview and photograph me.
Creativity Quote of the Day
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us."