Unlike my log painting class a few weeks ago, I jumped right into the work. I wiped out the sketch a few times as I had difficulty getting an accurate portrayal of the objects and their relationship to one another. This is the under painting and I have started to work into it in more depth; each week I will post its progress.
Though it has been uncomfortable at times exploring regions that are unfamiliar to me, I have realized much growth. In facing the fear of the unknown, I have been able to approach my work with a freedom and gusto that I did not have before. I think less about what I am doing, and JUST DO IT.
Soon I will post a lesson I am doing in response to the movie Basquiat, with my High School class Film and Art. My students are enjoying the alternative movies I am showing them. Frida, Coco Before Chanel, Basquiat, Pollack. They are movies that don't play at the mall, and I am opening a new world of film to them, though some of the subject matter is disturbing ... and may hit close to home at times.
Off to do grades!!
patti o .