The kids found the beautiful leaf this is based on when we went on a walk yesterday. I didn’t really do it justice. This is dark and flat and pretty messy (I didn’t handle the veins or the edges of the leaf well). Oh well, the idea was there.
Once the painter was making signs and symbols for people to live by: now he makes things to hang on walls at exhibitions.Colin McCahon in McCahon Country by Justin Paton
[A painting is] not a drawing; it’s a mosaic of shapes.Michael Chamberlain on The Artful Painter
This Wednesday just been (1 April) was our final Beginning to Draw & Paint class at Browne. It was meant to be on abstraction, but because we’d moved to Zoom and it would’ve been tricky to teach by video, Matthew decided to continue with the previous week’s subject of transcription and analysis.