Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Mountain Valley

I started new classes with Christina last week. Always fun with her, and this was a new departure. She brought in a giant box of photos and said we were going to work on landscapes, and to choose a photo we liked. Then we had to do the drawing UPSIDE DOWN, as she wanted us to try to get "loose" and just concentrate on shapes, and not worry about nitpicking. Then even the beginning and underlayers were done upside down. Most of us turned the photos right-side up after that. 

So this is the photo I chose. No clue where it was. Christina could not even remember where many of the photos were taken. I'm not thrilled with it. I choose the photo as I loved the line of trees there, but in the painting I'm not so thrilled with, and feel I need to change the very thing I liked best which made me choose the photo! 


kim denise said...

Debbie, it is such a pleasure to come by and see your work after a lengthy absence. Every time I return, your work has grown by leaps and bounds. You're doing some really beautiful stuff, and your heart always shines through. Never stop!

Rambling Woods said...

I love the colors...upside down..Oh my...that would have freaked me out..