Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Snail's pace

"Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more" - Vincent Van Gogh.

Patiently painting layer upon layer of color trying to grab the iridescence for what abalone is known, without using white.  But at the end of class, I was finished and pretty darn happy with the effect!

Our watercolor class on Monday focused on objects of nature.  I was totally amazed by nature's details, often overlooked, by really seeing and studying and painting.  The edges of a butterfly's wing, the colors of white, the shadows of feathers…  My eyes were opened with appreciation and awe.

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