Another absorbing, frustrating, envigorating class at City Lit, this week using our own source material, practising how to select subject material that engages from secondary sources ( photos, drawings) by painting out areas on photo with white acrylic, turning upside down etc. Next week we'll start working on 2 pieces at once - this piece is of sufficient interest to continue with.
my second piece will have a different low- key ground in contrast to red/orange( again).
Session started with looking a paintings of a variety of artists and their approaches, what is not painted but the mind fills in. Many new to me but worth further investigation: Christian Hellmich;Richard Diebenkorn;frank Auerbach;Holger Kalberg;Kyoke Kanda;Nock Goss;Phoebe Unwin;Thomas Mullenbach;ZhangEnLi.
In haste, still to finish packing for CQ summer school tomorrow!