Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Little Kumquats #009

"My Little Kumquats", 6x6, acrylic on hardboard

My after school art class for 1st – 4th grade started yesterday. We are studying the Impressionist artists.

I like this suggestion Monet gave to other painters:

“When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you – a tree, a house, a field, or whatever. Merely think, here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives your own naive impression of the scene before you.”

Trying to make my paintings more of an impression…and it isn’t easy! I think this one is going in my kitchen.

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