|SELF PORTRAIT IN SEPIA|
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
This is the last demo I did for the workshop last week. The lesson was creating a painting on a collaged surface. I decided to keep this one in sepia tones as the background papers were warm neutrals. The wording was from a small brown paper bag I picked up at WholeFoods intended for a line of hand made soaps. Inspiration is everywhere when you do mixed media! Trash becomes coveted treasures and nothing gets tossed out. I am now spending this week reorganizing all my "treasures" so I can find them when I need them. It is also useful to go through these sorts of supplies to remind oneself of what is there. It is like treasure hunting in your own supply closet.
I discovered I have quite a few unfinished paintings. This might be a good time to see them with fresh eyes and get some fresh ideas.
Here are the last of the student paintings, many of them are a work in progress. Most of the group was not excited to be doing a self portrait but realized the value by the time the workshop was over. The workshop is NOT about doing a self portrait. That is just the vehicle to experience the process. The last image is a wonderful example of how the information learned during this workshop can be translated into any other subject. I can't wait to see how this nest egg painting is ultimately resolved!
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 12:19 PM