Diane Culhane's online workshop, “Paint Your Garden” that is. Currently I am working on some assignments that I made up for myself and I will share them upon completion :-)
However, to catch up on what has been going on… I have been working toward my goal of freer expression in this medium, and I have been having fun taking chances, letting go and enjoying the characteristics of the paint.
One of last week’s assignments was a continuation of creating mostly visual texture by way of frottage, blown blots and splattering - fun and messy. The different techniques Diane has been teaching build on themselves; the layering, the techniques of masking and sgraffito (love sgraffito) combine with the newer ones and, voilà, a menu of texturing options.
Here are the vignettes:
|Masking is key.|
|The triangles at the bottom appeal to me...|
|A fav - because of the semi-opaque layers and the dots (!)|
|This one is different. I sort of followed the paint.|
I love it when I can hardly wait to get into my studio and begin :-)