Last Wednesday, we worked with ink and shellac, which is basically beetle poo and meths. 🙂 The idea was to continue to work with line and tone and build a bridge between drawing and painting (by introducing a brush).
Sculpture is something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting.Ad Reinhardt (or Barnett Newman)
I started this at our class last Wednesday, and then took a few more days to finish it at home.
The focus was tone, and we used this James Casebere photograph as our reference.
Veteran artists make art that seems so natural, so self-assured and mature that it’s hard for the rest of us to imagine that they too were once struggling beginners.Ted Orland, The View From the Studio Door
Except for the music, which gets a bit monotonous, I really enjoyed watching this. I love the quick, decisive way Jim paints. And it’s interesting seeing someone work outside, rather than in the studio.