Friday, October 02, 2009
BUT IS IT ART
Some of you know that this year I ticked off something from my 'bucket list' and enrolled in painting classes through The Learning Connexion.
As a complete novice it was somewhat daunting to find I was joined in my class by 3rd year art students. But it was fine. Our tutor, a well known artist himself, was very encouraging and helped us to figure out how to express ourselves. I came to the realisation that I love words and the symbolism of the cross so these feature in most of my practice work.
But just recently I came across a fantastic blog by a wonderful Hawkes Bay artist, Katherine Quinn. Inspired by her whimsical women figures I had a go myself. Here are my first couple of attempts. Mine are more grunge than whimsical. The blonde is a self-portrait and the redhead is Miss 14. I have a long way to go (it's OK, I know they're not great!)but it's fun and, hey, if I make it - it's art.
Thanks Katherine for inspiring a beginner!