The second art class was so great. We started with just a little bit of theory on how to make a “cross design”, and then started ripping milk cartons and building our designs by taping the pieces to a sheet of water colour paper.
We are going to make 3 paintings using the same design; one starting with cool colours, one with warm, and one with neutrals. The white spaces created by the carton pieces will also be painted.
Yesterday we started two of them:
The cool coloured one. We worked on these for quite a while; long enough for me to start overworking mine, like in the upper right corner. Lesson on how not to overwork a piece learned (this transfers very well into quilting by the way…); I’ll paint over the leaves next time!
The warm coloured one. We used the last 15 minutes filling in the white spaces, and I think that was just enough time on this piece. I was quite happy with result, and think I just want to keep it as it is.