workshop at the Scottsdale Artist School
and my head is spinning!
He is an incredibly knowledgable, generous, and enthusiastic
instructor and I am newly inspired
by all the new tools I've been given!
One of the many exercises we did,
was called "generational" painting.
Starting with an image, you do a quick painting.
Then you do another, using that painting as a reference,
then do another, then another,
focusing on the big shapes and eliminating more detail each time.
My fourth generation
from this image.
This exercise is a great way to break away from representation
in a gradual progression that makes sense.
I can't wait to get busy in the studio now.