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Classwork: Painting #11

I took an online class in abstract painting during November/December 2020. For more info, see the introduction in this post featuring the first painting I did in the class.

The class was structured with a short lecture at the beginning of class covering an abstract painter’s work and using it as a springboard to discuss abstract art principles. Then we students painted at our individual studios.

Thank you to my fellow students and my teacher, Kassem Amoudi.

Here is the next painting. It is called “Tulips” and is 20″ x 16″, done in acrylics on canvas.

As you may remember, we communicated our images with the instructor and the other students by sending the instructor an email; he then put our paintings on the screen for the class to see as he gave advice and help. So I have images of WIP to show you. Here are the stages of “Tulip” that I recorded.

Classwork: Painting #10

I took an online class in abstract painting during November/December 2020. For more info, see the introduction in this post featuring the first painting I did in the class.

The class was structured with a short lecture at the beginning of class covering an abstract painter’s work and using it as a springboard to discuss abstract art principles. Then we students painted at our individual studios.

Thank you to my fellow students and my teacher, Kassem Amoudi.

Here’s my next painting to show you. It is called “At the Summer House” and it’s 20″ x 16″ in acrylics on canvas.

Here are some progress views of the painting’s creation.

Classwork: Painting #8

I took an online class in abstract painting during November/December 2020. For more info, see the introduction in this post featuring the first painting I did in the class.

The class was structured with a short lecture at the beginning of class covering an abstract painter’s work and using it as a springboard to discuss abstract art principles. Then we students painted at our individual studios.

Thank you to my fellow students and my teacher, Kassem Amoudi.

Another painting. This one is called “When I Came Home”. It is 20″ x 16″ and done in acrylics.

Here are its WIP stages that I recorded.

Classwork: Painting #7

I took an online class in abstract painting during November/December 2020. For more info, see the introduction in this post featuring the first painting I did in the class.

The class was structured with a short lecture at the beginning of class covering an abstract painter’s work and using it as a springboard to discuss abstract art principles. Then we students painted at our individual studios.

Thank you to my fellow students and my teacher, Kassem Amoudi.

The next painting is called “Unanswered Questions”. It is 20″ x 16″, done in acrylics.

And here it is as a WIP. I only had one photo of WIP – this painting was finished very quickly, and I didn’t make many photos.

Classwork: Painting #6

I took an online class in abstract painting during November/December 2020. For more info, see the introduction in this post featuring the first painting I did in the class.

The class was structured with a short lecture at the beginning of class covering an abstract painter’s work and using it as a springboard to discuss abstract art principles. Then we students painted at our individual studios.

Thank you to my fellow students and my teacher, Kassem Amoudi.

Here is the next painting. It’s called “Reunion”, and it is 20″ x 16″, done in acrylics.

As I have said, we communicate our progress to our instructor by photographing the painting in its various stages and then emailing it. Then we can discuss it by Zoom. So, I have a collection of WIP photos for these paintings. Here is “Reunion” in progress.

The painting got more detailed as time went on. The needs of the painting as a whole meant I had to get rid of or amend some areas that I really liked, but did not fit as the composition progressed. It is so hard to do this!

Small Paintings I Almost Forgot

These little guys (6″ x 6″) have been waiting for their chance to shine. They were painted in September 2020 in acrylics on masonite.

I keep forgetting about them. I think? I apologize if I have shown them before and forgotten that, too. So, without further ado, here they are.

People Who Look Away

Back in September 2020 I met with a couple of friends for an outdoor art day. As part of that I did some random colors on 6″ x 6″ masonite boards. Just tiny things, they were, and I did not know what I was going to do with them. Here is where a couple of them ended up: the twosome I mention here:

and here they are on their own. Acrylics and inks, 6″ x 6″ on masonite, 9/20.

Mary Ann’s Living Room

In December 2019 I gave my mixed media class students an assignment for the last two sessions – come up with a proposal, including materials, theme, and techniques, for work to be done independently in class.

One student worked on a large representation of a section of her living room. I wanted to have a project myself (to keep from hovering over the students) so I had brought a canvas and materials to class myself, but…no ideas. (I obviously did not follow my own class requirements.)

The student mentioned above was working at a table in front of me. I asked her if I could use her composition as a reference. She was amenable, so I did a version of her living room, from a reversed position and looking at it upside down (though I created the picture right-side up from my point of view). I guess it’s a mirror image I was making.

It ended up looking nothing like hers, except for having a chair and fireplace in it, but…I enjoyed it and it did cut down on my interference with the students’ work.

I did most of it in class and finished it up at home later on.

Acrylics, inks, crayons – 20″ x 16″, December 2019.

Mary Ann's Living Room 12-19 20 x 16 small