Now I remember why I hated art class when I was in school. I can't even remember that last class I took whether it was in Jr High or High School. I just remember how inept I felt and knew that art was not an option for me. Science was my thing. I liked it and I was good at it! But I was inspired to try my hand at watercolors by Jane La Fazio. I want to learn what she does - journal sketching. If you want to get inspired too, check out her blog.
Before I share my misery with class #2, I want to show what I did for homework from week #1. We were supposed to practice painting our marbles, spheres, balls - whatever you want to call them. Now I know those that teach art and have learned art the traditional way are tsking about my attitude. I am sorry and I apologize, but ... this may be the reason that so many of us are turned off to drawing and painting when we are kids, and I do understand about learning the fundamentals.
After doing the exercises, I sat on my quaint porch in the lushly planted courtyard here in Key West and decided to try my hand at some leaves.
I know they are not the greatest, but they are not bad for someone having taken one class.
But what's the most important thing, is that I actually had FUN.
It was enjoyable and relaxing and the time flew by.
Now to this week's class - a monochromatic view of an apple and a pear. Oy!
One thing that I found very interesting was a warm up that involved painting more marbles.
It's just like when we sit down to quilt and do a little practice sandwich first.
This was not fun for me.
I didn't understand this week's homework assignment. So I think I will try my hand at more leaves, or maybe a Key West house or two.