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    HAHAHAHHAH LOL PAUL...HAHAHHAHHA AMAGAD...WAY TOO FUNNY BABE!


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    Okay, so here's today's lesson in bravery... Would one of our resident artists will give us online lessons? An assignment, some suggestions, different styles? I'm particularly interested in acrylics right now but don't trust myself enough to experiment without guidance. Anything but realism. I've had enough of that, believe you me.

    If not publicly, then privately? I'll be an eager student, but not too much so, I promise. lol

    With gratitude for your consideration;

    Carol

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    would one will? lol

    oh geez!

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    Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!

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    If Thursday's lesson was bravery, today's is humility. I can accept the no teacher thing (tweacher? har de har) so I'll continue to quietly hack away at the canvas, just me and my racing brain. But for Christmas, could somebody please give me some self confidence? I already have the acrylics, you see... lol

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    Spidey,

    Your painting level surely exceeds mine, as I shelved mine for the most part years (decades?) ago. But I remember the lessons that affected my work the most. So I'll dole out a few, if you like. (If you don't, tell me, so I stop!)

    Here's one that I labored over, and remember in the context that I can sometimes do what I can't quite consciously understand. (And I did labor, if for nothing else, for fear of public humiliation. This particular instructor did "public" critiques of each assignment. And the week before, after spending about 10 minutes gazing, seemingly rapt, at a young woman's painting, had asked her if she had access to a shovel.)

    Assignment: Create a painting that gives the illusion of movement. The eyes that follow you. The waves that ripple. The page that spins. Create that subtle disquiet.

    OK, we've all seen those geometric illusions online now. Don't look at those. Create your own movement.

    (lol, I do recall that for my final painting for this assignment, I mixed over 150 separate colors from 4 tubes of acrylics. We won't talk about how many canvases I trashed along the way.)

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    P.S. Not a resident artist. Not an art tweacher. But maybe I can come up with something acrylic-provoking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizardlips View Post
    I can sometimes do what I can't quite consciously understand.
    That's one of the more intriguing statements I've read!

    First off, I'd argue that everybody is a teacher...or can be, if they're honest. (So YES! Bring it on; I'm just so close to begging.) And then I'd argue that not everybody should be a teacher, for reasons like that shovel. Geez.

    I truly appreciate the response, Lizzy. My painting is in its infancy, not unlike my writing, and while it's hard to explain, I rarely like the outcome, but am totally hooked on the process itself. Yesterday's painting sits on my dining room floor only because I'm forcing myself to give it a second look after some time has passed. You get so entranced in a piece that you just don't see it as its happening, and cannot be a fair critic, while.

    Do you automatically paint in the background first? I rarely do. Also, any tips of creating depth with shadow would really help my game - I struggle to allow myself the darker shades - maybe life truly is lemon after all! I also hate this feeling that its an unnatural thing to paint in un-real colors. Does that make sense? Like, I have a strong tendency to paint pumpkins orange, etc... would dearly love to get away from that. And do you work from a photo or from your mind? I get incredibly different results when I choose one or the other. And when you paint, do you have all your colors out and on your pallette (sp?) or do you get them as you go? Did you find it difficult to work when you have to stop and start or is that good? It's so much easier for me to work with a wet, slick canvas than one that's partially dried. Maybe I'll try to do a painting in under an hour sometime just to force myself a looser approach.

    I want to learn expressionism, practically speaking, but it's difficult for me to understand. Is it more the approach or the result that makes a painting expressionist? Angst and emotion in alternate color appeals very much to me, but can abstracts truly be expressionist as well?

    *sigh* So many things I wish to know.

    Quote Originally Posted by lizardlips View Post
    Create that subtle disquiet.
    I think I'm more in the elementary stages of "paint a happy face" but I will certainly try since you piped up and offered to help. The word 'subtle' is my biggest challenge, I think. That requires talent I do not possess. Thanks so much for the support, Liz. I am most, most appreciative.

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