Friday, February 04, 2011

Get Your Paint On

I'm taking an online painting class taught by Mati McDonough and Lisa Congdon, both artists whom I've admired for a while.  Our first assignment was to do a piece inspired by the Gee's Bend quilts. Oh my, are there some gorgeous pieces there!!

This particular one especially caught my eye.  I LOVE the mixture of the dainty feminine patterns with the bolder geometric patterns- SWOON!  The above painting was my piece inspired by the quilt.  Looking at the two side by side, I definitely prefer the quilt, but I'm fairly happy with the painting as well...!

I'm looking forward to the remainder of the class- I love both teachers' work so much, I'm hoping to glean some of their carefree, whimsical style to incorporate into my own work!


creatingme said...

oh how exciting you're taking that class. I was going to sign up for this as well, but decided it wasn't time for me. I am really excited to see all that you paint, so please post it all!!!



A bird in the hand said...

I love quilts, but in this case I like your painting better!

Agata Kwiatkowska said...

Great work, I waiting for your next :)

lindaharre said... the work! How did you get into a class by Lisa.....I can't find info about it anywhere? I would love to take a class as well:D Linda

Chelsea Ann said...

wow! I admire your work so much... it's neat to read about how you are still learning and trying fresh new things with your art!