Saturday, October 24, 2009

Another Rainy Day

Today was yet another rainy day in Sioux City. It's Saturday and the 2nd annual Art Walk was taking place. The Walk was a little damp and soggy but I did enjoy the day, reconnecting with old artist friends. In the end... there is just never enough art!

Class was bumped to the annex which wasn't all bad. It's easier access and less pretentious than upstairs at the art center. Today we used a palette knife only to create our painting. Mark set up a composition of wooden figure models on top of a pile of beanie babies...nice. Any way, our task at hand was to create movement, using the palette knife only, putting down thin layers to create a layering structure and extract a general feeling about what the figures are doing, such as walking through leaves or distorted body poses with various shapes and colors, gravitas and blah blah blah. My painting does have movement almost like people charging out of hell and yelling. It was fun....I think I need more palette knife experience.

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