As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been taking a class from Carla Sonheim. This is with a cadre of international students and an enthusiastic, multi talented instructor. I am as happy as can be…and learning so much.
This year’s curriculum is about creating in a series.
Any serious artist can tell you that coming up with a meaningful subject and thoughtful series is difficult.
What am I trying to communicate?
This is a step forward from learning technique and developing a style.
It reminds me of learning French. You know the vocabulary and the verb tenses but can you have a conversation?
My second series is based on the outdoors, the freedom, the colors, and freshness of the idealized farm life. I used latex paint and acrylics with charcoal and ink for materials.
Why Did the Chicken? Acrylic and Mixed Media. 16″ x 20″. $295.
On Vacation. Acrylic and Mixed Media. 16″ x 20″. $295.
Starry Night. Acrylic and mixed media, 16″ x 20″, $295.
…and the chickens that look as though they are plucked and ready for the frying pan….
What’s for Dinner? Acrylic and Mixed Media, 20″ x 16″, $295.
The colors of the outdoors and the imagined cutting garden of magazine photographs are so inviting.
Master of all He Surveys. Acrylic and mixed media, 16″ x 20″, $295.
Hide and Seek. Acrylic and mixed media, 16″ x 20″ stretched canvas, $295.
Biding His Time. Acrylic and Mixed Media. 20″ x 30″. $750.
Spring Forth. Acrylic and mixed media, 18″ x 24″, $495.
Options for the third series are on my mind. Am I ready to have a conversation?