|Buttons - Tiny Buttons|
The fun thing is that I started with the paint and after it dried I was planning to add some of the details in pen. My mind saw three moons. And I was headed off in a direction totally different than what you see above. But my girl took one look and said "Buttons". And so we went with it.
I think she was right. All these round shapes are buttons. Shirt buttons, yellow buttons, and tiny blue baby buttons. What a fun surprise.
The other exercise we did was a Two-Minute-Prompt game. Sarah designed it to help launch us into the painting territory. It was a little painful, but a success in the sense that I am now a little more comfortable with the acrylic paints.
Sarah had sent to us about a dozen prompts or directions and we were asked to start with a fresh board and a palette of color and a timer. Then at each two minute mark we had to draw a new prompt and follow the directions. The prompts were things like "paint with white paint", "use a stencil", "add a collage element" or "paint with your eyes closed". It was a little hard for me to loosen up and just go with the flow and I found out that two minutes isn't a whole lot of time.
This is what I came up with. It's messy and devoid of a theme or any compelling composition, but it was a fun exercise and was a good way to relieve some of the angst that comes with using new media.
|Painting prompts game|
So, we're currently in Week Four and I'm desperately trying to generate something nice that looks finished before this workshop comes to a close. So stay tuned for more acrylic experimentation and hopefully some new knitting.