"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
So, this week's painting assignment was to use the quilts of Gee's Bend as inspiration to get some blocks of color on the canvas, as a way to experiment and get used to our mediums of choice, and painting in general. I really enjoyed the planning process....looking through a bunch of photos for inspiration, mixing colors (which I need a lot of practice with!), laying out my painting and arranging a total makeshift corner to paint in.
My choice of inspiration (along with a picture of a Gee's Bend quilt) while painting.
All lined up and ready to go!
I opted to paint on the floor because I get too antsy sitting in a chair.
The end of day 1.
My color palette (which I didn't quite follow), a Gee's Bend quilt for inspiration, and my final painting.
The final painting.
What I learned:
*I need a paint retarder because I paint very slowly.
*I need a lot of practice mixing colors in order to get a color that is similar to what I was aiming for.
*I need to and will make mistakes.
*Painting makes me happy.