In January/February 2021 I took an online painting class at Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, PA. The class was called BLENDING ABSTRACTION AND REPRESENTATION, and over six sessions our class explored the continuum between these two endpoints of a line.
The class was structured so that we worked on our individual artworks in our home studios while participating in discussions and viewing demonstrations by the teacher. I did quite a bit of work and I’ll be showing them to you over a few posts.
Thanks to my instructor, Lesa Chittenden Lim, and my classmates, for a good experience.
Here’s a painting I did. It’s called “Black Vultures”, and it is 20″ x 16″, done in acrylics on canvas.
I had seen a group of black vultures gathered around roadkill, and it made an impression on me because of the birds’ air of confidence mixed with a bit of a sinister aspect.
We often see these birds gathered in groups; I remember a large flock of them sitting on the wire backstop of a softball field near me.
There is a quality of stillness and bulk to them that is intimidating. I find these birds fascinating.