As promised here are the very first two paintings I did as part of this course. The second week we did some work in sketchbooks and in the third week we moved into painting. I made this painting using the “prompt game’. This game was designed to loosen us up. Basically you put a bunch of prompts written on paper into a bowl and pull them out one by one. You do what the prompt tells you for two minutes. Then you pull out another prompt. I loved pulling “add a splash of red” and was terrified by “paint with your eyes closed”!! Ack! It definitely took me out of my comfort zone and I was prepared for some HIDEOUS paintings. But I’m actually quite pleased with the results and once I got going, I had a BLAST! Check out painting number two:
I know they are not perfect but I was so excited to have actually painted something that resembles…er, a painting? I loved the freedom that having to follow instructions gave me…I’m not responsible for all that white that went over everything else – the game made me do it! Without the responsibility for having decided to do what is on the canvas I was free to just enjoy the process and I learned a ton about how paint works. I can’t recommend Sarah’s class enough!