Recently I signed up for an online class called, "8 Great Paintings."
I want to learn new techniques and expand my knowledge of acrylic painting and I like that the paintings are small, no larger than 12 x 12 and somewhat abstract. I'm currently on the second painting and they are far from masterpieces but I'm learning new techniques I will use in future projects.
#1 is 9 x 12 and all about layering techniques. Although it's suppose to be abstract, somehow, I made it into a grungy urban landscape. I grew up in a large city and have been a suburbanite for many years. So I guess I gave meaning to an otherwise meaningless painting. I do like to give my work some sort of meaning, so it works for me!
#1 detail showing lots of layers.
#2 incorporates collage elements and black and white paint to start. I like it so far.
More layering so that almost all the collage elements are covered. This one is not done yet.
I'm finding that the lack of color in these paintings is out of my comfort zone and making me not want to finish #2. So I've decided to add lots of color to the following lessons. I may come back to #1 and 2 and do the same. I need to make them mine and not just copy my teacher!