Musings of a New Zealand mixed media & textile artist
Tuesday mornings are wonderful. I go to my painting class with David Ryan (www.creativejourneys.co.nz) His weekly class is so inspiring and informative. We always begin with a half hour talk about a particular aspect of art such as composition or the use of space in a work. I have seen a huge improvement in my painting, but more than that he has taught me to look in a different way. Not just with painting but with my own work as well. It is exciting to see the possibilities that lie ahead. I am finding I have more of a critical eye when working on a piece , and have learned to edit. Although I love the lusciousness of a richly textured surface I am working more simply now and allowing the rhthym of line and mark to find its own way. The photo is of my painting 'Lake Rotoiti , early morning' which I painted last year.