Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Get Your Paint On!

So I've been taking this online painting class and it is pretty much the awesome. Its by Lisa Congdon and Mati McDonough and its very relaxed and nonthreatening which may sound a little weird. But if you know you aren't an artist but are looking for new outlets for creativity then it means a hell of a lot motherfucker! (ps. that is my favorite swear word of the moment and it really should be one word). Well, anyways, I've learned a lot. Though if I had to put it in words it wouldn't probably sound like much. The BIG thing I took from it is to set myself a project each week and I might actually get it done.

Gone are the carefree days of just creating shit off the fly. I have gotten lazy as a lazy thing letting tv or work work get in the way. One of these days I will force myself to get to work on time and therefore leave work on time and be able to eat dinner at a reasonable hour and then have time to make something before dragging myself to bed for my beauty rest. No more having dinner at 9:30 for me! And then slinking off to bed right after. Well. Not really slinking.

Anyways. Enough with the fucking resolutions! On with the projects motherfucker!!!

Here is my week two painting. Our assignment was to create something inspired by another artist. Soooo, this was inspired by Mehndi designs (which have been my go to doodle for awhile now), and by Vera Neumann.

Feast your eyes:

Ps. this was painted on 6"x6" gesso board which is pretty awesome stuff.

Pps. And that is chocolate brown.

Blame the TARDIS

If only I really could. Its sad that I really haven't posted in over two years.

But on the plus side I am currently taking a painting class, so at least I have something to post now...

Here is my first painting in what was almost 20 years. OK. So it was ninth grade so it was 20 years.