Canvas Immersion/Froggie Emergence

My six-week Paint Mojo class is over.  I haven’t completed every assignment, and I will probably return and do a few of my favorites again.  The big project was a canvas immersion.  We started it in week one, with a 30″x30″ canvas that we divided into equal squares and randomly added doodles, symbols, and marks using a variety of tools, including fat brushes, skinny brushes, bamboo sticks, and oil pastels.

week-1

In week two we added paint and ink in warm colors and cool colors, keeping warm and cool mostly separated.  I forgot to take a picture of that week.  Week three we began integrating the warm and cool colors throughout and adding more marks. It became kind of a muddy mess at this point.

week-3In week four we chose just two colors plus white and black and began calming down the mess.

week-4

In week five we turned the canvas every which way and tried to begin seeing the possibility of a picture emerge.  We could either create an abstract painting or find the hint of an emerging image and go with that.  I kept seeing frog eyes peering out at me.

week-5

And, week six brings us to the finished product.  I THINK it’s finished, anyway.  I keep seeing things I want to change and little details I want to add.  But this is where it is for now!

week-6

 

One thought on “Canvas Immersion/Froggie Emergence

  1. So THAT’S how you do it! :) I love seeing the progression. You have found your calling and like I said….. art show!!

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