|One of Di's cat paintings. First made for a friend's bathroom, Di found she loves repetitive patterns and uses that for her fabulous kitties.|
Although she has taught art, she hasn't had much time to take art lessons for her own enrichment. Di has poured much of herself out for others. I'm tickled that now in her life she has a chance to learn some techniques that will help her grow her own creative reservoir. The bones are there, all she has to do is flesh them out with new skills. It will be fun to see where her thoughtful and creative mind takes those skills.
|The background on this piece is fabulous, especially when you look closer and realize it was made by the simple method of laying plastic wrap over a wet wash of paint and letting it dry there.|
|Today's exercises: underpainting. The two on the left were underpainted with complimentary colors, while the right apple shape was painted with an underpainting of black.|
|Di's love of pattern is a natural for zentangle designs.|