Monday, September 26, 2011

Yet another stream, closer to home: Work in Progress

I've started meeting with a group of "brown-baggers" once a week at Rosewood Art Centre in Kettering, OH. It's a very informal sort of class, and it is forcing me back into the studio. Since Jennifer works in acrylic, I've dug out my old paints and have been trying to recover my long forgotten brushwork skills. At first, everything felt very awkward and frustrating, but I felt like it was starting to come together for me with this painting.

The bottom quarter is mostly underpainting. I'm happy with the upper left quarter. The upper right corner is totally screwed up. In short, it's at a fairly typical stage of development with areas I like and areas I dislike. More work to be done...

This work is acrylic on canvas board, 18x24 inches. Oh, yeah, the reference photo was taken from Old Man's Cave in Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio. The instructor for the Brown Baggers is J. Austin Jennings 

1 comment:

  1. Susan, I'm amazed at your progress since yesterday! I'm excited to work with you for the next several weeks in Brown Bag. I very much admire your style! The dark areas behind the trees in the upper left bring a great sense of depth! Love it.


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