Near the end of November my friend, Linda, called and asked if I could teach her how to paint abstracts. Now Linda is a wonderful watercolour artist with a deft touch for landscapes and flowers in that medium and when I heard her request I was flabbergasted. But undaunted, I said "sure I'll do what I can".
|unnamed acrylic abstract|
Here are Linda's paintings - don't they look like she had fun doing them?
The second "how do I do that" was really my own fault. My Tuesday student, Jeannie, wanted to do a still life with fruit. We couldn't find a suitable photo online to use as a reference so I grabbed a few fruits out of the kitchen and put them on a simple plate. But just the plate and the fruit looked unfinished so I draped some fabric around them. Fabric! What was I thinking? Especially white fabric!
I showed the start of our paintings in my last blog and here are the finished pieces.
|Jeanie's painting with mat|
I have always found that I learn something when I teach,especially when I have to figure out how to do something new.