By Anne O'Brien -Gonzalez
I am not fickle, instead I am inspired by many teachers. I enjoyed Anne's book and DVD so much that I ordered two more.
It was such fun to sit down to really focus on an audio visual lesson with my little dog snuggled next to me on the couch. Sometimes I take detailed notes and other times I just listen to it over and over again. All of the artists that I choose seem to be colorist/ expressionists so either that is what I am or this is just a stage that I will grow out of.
I recycled a former painting into my blue chair & flower center piece work. After painting the basic shapes I added a blue rice paper place mat that I thought linked back to the blue chair following Anne's DVD lessons. Next I worked on the flowers adding lacy rice papers. I like the addition of the lacy papers on the two far flowers but the front one is an enigma.
The goal was to work with a blue /orange complementary color theme but even the artist creating this has no clue where it is going. Oh Anne, I need your help:(
To get back to the blue/ orange complement I painted the cloth orange, flowers white and enhanced the blue of the place mat. Better but......so a checked pattern was added to the table cloth and the place mat was enlarge to give better balance.
A little more punch and this painting goes into a time out so that the artist can recover.
Finished until further notice.
Mary Ellen Koser