A few weeks ago, I won a seat in Kate Thompson's Fractured Angelics class. I was beyond excited as I have admired her work for a long time.
However, ... there's always a 'but', no? I was afraid... as this was a whole new genre (style) of mixed media art.
I began painting just a couple of years ago and am barely becoming comfortable with the title of artist and I was about to embark on an art journey that stretches way out of my comfort zone.
I read the supply list for the class and realized I had nothing that was required (suggested), so my usual 'procrastinating self' put off beginning the videos.
Then one day, I decided to just watch a few of the videos to get a feel for what I was going to need to do in order to participate. I watched the Intro and I was already hooked. I already loved Kate Thompson's Art, but now I loved Kate!!!!
Using what I had on hand (only purchased one item), I dove in.
|Getting the layers on|
|Adding color and charcoal grouping|
hoping to see an angel form
|I defined her image a little|
so I covered the whole canvas in white gesso and there it sat for over two weeks. I wanted desperately to create a piece that looked like something more than a cartoon, but now I realized just how inexperienced I was. That realization instilled the fear of beginning again.
Staring at that blank canvas for all this time, I realized what I was doing wrong. I was thinking 'mixed media' in my traditional sense and I needed to think 'classical' as that is the tone of Kate's work that I love.
After watching the whole Part One series in the course, a few of the Part Two videos and silently scolding myself , I finally got up the courage to give it another try.
|Added color, some paper pieces and her face|
|She needed a halo|
I was a little stuck at this point , so I posted my painting on the ecourse Facebook page. Kate was there... (extending her single wing)... she commented and offered a suggestion that totally brought this painting to fruition.
|Final and Completed Painting|
"Ever Present ; Earth Angel"
If you have a few minutes, click on the links to Kate Thompson's pages that I provided in this post. She's an awesome artist. I have learned so much already from this class and I am ready for Part Two.
As always, thank you for stopping by and sharing in my ever progressing art journey. I am loving the road I am walking now and I can't tell you how much your support means.