I'm a couple weeks late getting my final painting done for my class, but I have good reason. Jason and I were in Hawaii! Luckily, we missed all the tsunami drama by a few days... But anyway, here's my final painting:
We didn't really have an assignment for this one, other than to use some of the things we've learned in the class. As I stated in a previous post, one of the biggest things I've taken away is the idea of mixing all my own colors. So for this piece, I think I only used one color straight from the tube- I mixed the rest of them. As hard as I try, my paintings all seem to come out with a similar palette, but I definitely think this one looks just a bit more sophisticated, color-wise, as a result.
The other thing I experimented with in this piece is the balance of geometric designs and organic shapes. I am enjoying the introduction of harder-edged elements into my work. It's something I hadn't tried before this class.
If nothing else, this class renewed my excitement about painting without collage elements. I've had a lot of fun just painting. Unfortunately, I think I enjoy it more than doing the scrapbooks for my kids, so I'm going to have to find a balance during my limited art time!