Another Painting Class: Painting #8

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 vewing 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 “Winter Night”, and it is 20″ x 16″, done in acrylics on canvas.

This painting is entirely from imagination, but I am sure I was influenced by the weather at the time I did the work – we had several good snows and it was frigid cold at night.

5 thoughts on “Another Painting Class: Painting #8

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Yes, I have taken classes in several locations not near my home, via Zoom, and I actually like the class being on Zoom rather than in person. The format is we view each person’s work, and that person gets concentrated attention; the rest of the class listens in their own way (I work through out the class, I listen better while I am doing something). For the lecture portion, which varies from class to class, we listen and then discuss. The students are of varying levesl of experience, beginner to experienced, but I have been learning from each person’s critiques plus when it is my own turn of course. I signed up for the class just to “get out of the house” and for some art talk and companionship, and to motivate myself to do some art when I had kind of run aground with pandemic issues and also, from events before the pandemic that had kind of slowed me. I enjoy having a set time to do art each week.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I never thought of there being a line along which all artwork can be arrayed in these categories (you know, you just figure, abstract is abstract and representational is…representational!

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