space v. flat

I’ve been told I naturally see “space” and it’s harder for me to see a flat painting. And I’m working hard to understand what that even means. Alberto Giacometti was a painter, sketcher and sculptor. He was good with space. My assignment: do it like Giacometti.

Giacometti:

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me

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one year!

52B0B087-28F9-44B3-B05D-6E466EF117D5.jpegIt’s just about one year since I began drawing and painting with a teacher.

Some things I’ve done:

– color mixing

– color theory

– started using oil paint

– painted self portraits and portraits

– stretched and primed canvasses

– worked with six fantastic volunteer models

– finished two online classes with MoMA (one included painting)

– did five (plus) figure paintings

– put up artwork in a group show

– continued to show up and learn stuff for 12 months, whether or not I was comfortable.

– wow! what a year! thank you to everyone who says encouraging things to me! I appreciate it ❤️