Thursday, January 27, 2011

Page 15, Milliande Art Journal challenge, Let's face fears

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."

-Marianne Williamson

1 comment:

Jacque said...

What a great article! Your classes are inspiring me to teach some in my community. As always, I love your artwork.