11" x 14" oil on board
When I was first learning to paint I was asked by my instructor to write my intentions for the class. Part of what I always said was that I wanted to use expressive brushwork. All that is fine and dandy but my nature is to be more controlled, quiet and accurate so I have always found expressive painting to be hard. I find it difficult for me to let go of what is not "right" in terms of shape or color (or anything else for that matter) for the sake of the painting.
So. In an effort to shake things up a bit I am taking some classes from Tom Balderas, an artist I admire who paints with so much heart and expression. He states so much more than what he sees in front of him.
Our homework for this week was to do monochromatic color studies so for me today was green day.
Because these are studies, I am offering them at a greatly reduced rate through the DPW auction.