Saturday, May 14, 2016


The first module in Nancy Hillis's class titled "The Artist's Journey" was all about mark making. It was a great exercise for me Very freeing. The idea is to make marks without thinking too much about them. Just to sort of go where they take you.

After I did them I decided to cut them up and make some studies with them. I think that some of them resemble totems. They are small, only 6" x 9" but I may like to try them at a larger size.

I really like the way the rust color turned out. It is a mixture of Quinacridone red, Hansa Yellow and Ultramarine blue.

I will try and post each week as the course progresses.


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

For a minute I had to think about what you were doing. I'm used to seeing your work be so .. organized with repeats. The cut up pieces on the rust background blow me away. Stunning to say the least. I think you are going to love this course!!
xx, Carol

Gayle said...

Thank you so much for sharing your homework in this course. So very inspiring and a great antidote to the dreaded artist's block. Reminded me of that quote by Paul Klee:"A drawing is simply a line going for a walk."