In May/June I attended an abstract painting studio class at Woodmere Museum in Philadelphia, PA. Our group met in the museum’s teaching studio and spent 3 hours each Tuesday morning just painting with critiques from our instructor, Val Rossman. You may remember I took an earlier session of this class with her at the same location in fall, 2021. This time was just as much fun. Thanks to her and my fellow students for a nice experience.
Continuing with the assignment given in the first class (to look around the studio at the random splashes of color left behind on surfaces by the many students who have passed through the studio, and to take them as inspiration for some work), I created these two paintings.
I show them to you together as I made them at the same time, moving from one to the other. As before, I did a lot of work in the class and then finished at home, but…to be honest, these were both pretty much finished when I left class.
This one is called “In the Midday Heat” and it is 24″ x 18″.
This one is called “Dancing in My Living Room” and is 24″ x 18″.
Great colors as always. (K)
Thank you. I made the initial color pass on both of these at the same time and to me, they should stay together (as they are, I have them hanging on the wall together!)
Oh my goodness, these really speak to me. They seem to really have stories to tell. That dancer is so exuberant that their spectacles fell off! 😂
Thank you! I like that feeling of being so caught up in a moment of excitement that there is almost a centrifugal force as you are moving. I am not much of a dancer but it always gives me this feeling that I hope the painting can express.
I like the fact this pair is in conversation because of their shared colour palette. I really love the dynamism of the second one.
Thank you. I like the contrast of them together as far as their mood, and the similarity of them as to their colors. It interests me that this time, the color scheme does not matter, but instead the dynamics of the shapes in their spaces.