Friday, April 9, 2010

Angel class

In addition to the Goddess & Poet class I originally signed up for, I got the Angel class too, but that class assumes you know how to make either a Goddess face or a Petit Doll one, so I had to pretty much finish the G&P class before moving on.

There is just a month left in the critique that comes with the class and as I want at least a little bit of feedback, I thought I had better get into gear! lol

So here is my first angel. I don't know if she is done yet, but she is wet with paint so my hands are tied right now.

Heather Thomas commented on my lioness yesterday about not adding things just for the sake of adding, and I know she is right. What I am looking to see if I need more of is shading, shadow, or integration of colour somewhere.

I have discovered that painting is much like quilting in that you have to think carefully about what you want to come forward and what should recede, where you place your colours for the effect you want, and not adding some random thing just for the sake of having it.

I am so far from understanding composition, colour, and perspective. But I am learning as I go, and I do try to put my (very) limited knowledge to the best use I can.

I think it will be very interesting to see how my work progresses as my understanding of these elements increases.


Diane said...

Like Suzi tells us--push, pull--at first I didn't get it, but I know what she means--now just trying to apply it :) I love the texture of this piece--I always love lots of texture. I saw your 3/4 faces on Suzi's site--YOur getting it!!!

Felicia said...

Will my face shading ever be that good????!!
You really are getting it, is it just practise? my time is being sucked away from Suzi at the moment, i can't wait to get back to it!
Beautiful work!

Felicia said...

Hi Christa, how are you? the sun is shining here so i'm great! I just read the comment you left on my blog... you are the only person to notice how amazing that tree is! I just loved it, I'm always taking pictures of trees. It'd be interesting to see you quilt it!! xx