|Norma watercolor and thread 16 x 6|
In this exercise, photos were shot (by me) of each artist the week before. Photocopies of all were laid face-down on the table. We all drew one as we entered. So....our paintings were done on-the-spur, as it were. The goal: to try to be able to see only valued shapes and masses without our left-brain, naming-brain getting in the way with messages such as "This is a hand... 4 fingers and a thumb....better paint small....better get it right". We painted monochromatically using a brown pigment of choice.
My only issue was the paper being too short for the perfect frame that I had on hand. The solution: I painted a strip with cad red and stitched it on by hand using gold thread.
Make new friends, but keep the old.
One is silver, the other gold.
Here's to Norma!