Art and the Bucket List

Making the still life int art with Matt, the art tutor

Finally… you actually have some time to tick off a few things off your list… and acquire some those skills you have always said you would. Just imagine, your life long goal of artistic personal satisfaction is just around the corner! Refreshing those art skills or getting back into practical art is so rewarding and personally satisfying – with others in a class or individually.

Currently, I lead workshops for those that “have always wanted” to get back into some artmaking or those who wonder if the high school approach to art has changed much over the years. Fortunately, for tutor and student it has indeed changed and adult art classes allow for a range of possibilities and learning styles to be customised and developed to suit your own needs and wishes.
The artwork above, created by an adult student, demonstrates some of the skills and approaches towards artmaking. Where making mistakes and trying out something new is encouraged. Art making in 2018 is about being open to new ideas and seeing things from a different perspective perhaps or in a new light.

If this is on your bucket list, now is time to be creative, to get that green coloured pencil and tick this one off your list.

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Digital version of painting “Please, Some Green”

This digital version of the artwork shows the development and changes in the creative process of painting. During the painting process ideas and emphasis changes as does reactions and thoughts about shape and colour especially. Changes too in the colour are obvious with paint hue and tone compromises with the initial digital ¬†submission. It’s a process and one that develops and changes. It’s a good thing and something to value, accept change, accept creativity.

 

 

 

Abstraction from way back when

Abstraction and abstracted images plays a large part in my work. The idea of a “suggestion” or “reference” is certainly entertained and played upon.

This from 1986 is no exception. Collaging and drawing to create a suggested landscape…or is it? What do you find in there? Feel free, it’s OK to see and feel other ideas and thoughts about what the work might be about. Asking questions and thinking about possibilities is good and welcomed.

As with most contemporary art…you might not connect at first but keep thinking, keep trying.