I’m enjoying the monthly PAS themes that we are working on and sharing on Zoom. I’m enjoying the relatively quick turnover with deadlines and a set subject but unlike creating for an exhibition there’s no pressure to get it right so I can explore and experiment more.
The theme for this month is ‘Small’.
Inspired by Angela’s response last month, when she
decided to work outside her comfort zone, I decided that I hadn’t made any
painting based on observational work for ages and it was time to try again.
I dug out the shells (definitely small). I had decided to go one step at a time and make a sheet of studies first. So I purposely spoiled the white paper with collage and emulsion and off I went.
But it sort of grew to include text (this is part way through before I added a bit more colour and highlights to the shells)...
So I let it.