The reference for this painting was an image posted by my children's kindergarten teacher on Facebook. The image shows an intimate moment between a mother and child. Thank you for the the use of your beautiful photo Rebecca!
This was a quick study done in class with my students.
Since I consider myself to be a perennial student of painting, I am always looking for ways to expand and challenge the way I paint and teach. I recently read a post about doing paintings using only complimentary colors andwhite and black. So today in class I spread out objects with only violets and yellows. I challenged those who were interested to play with only those colors in paint to create a harmonious painting.
To my delight and with varying degrees of confidence, four of them chose to participate! I love their willingness to challenge themselves regardless of the results. I think we all learned something even if it's that sometimes the teacher's ideas can be hard, even for the teacher!
Ok, those were my feelings for many years when confronted with painting fabric. But as I continue to learn and grow, I understand that fabric is nothing more or less than color, value, temperature, and shape albeit with many variations of each.
Now painting fabric is still a challenge, but I consider it only a mini ugh.
This piece was painted in my class today. I had brought roses from home that were particularly beautiful this year. Since nobody else wanted to paint them, I decided to not let them go to waste. I'm happy to have a forever image of these beauties.