Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Sometimes I just veer from posting calligraphy. I am doing a calligraphic piece right now, but since it is not yet finished, and since I took a 3-hr art class today, I thought I'd post what I did today. The last time I picked up acrylics, I was about 12. I was nervous yet hopeful. I had no memory of how acrylics worked or how they felt or how to mix the colors. But the teacher led us along, and I just started with one brush stroke and then another. I am happy with the results so far. I need to give my bird some feet and work on his feathers a bit as well as finish the branch on which he is perched. The other canvas beside it will also have a bird in it. Not sure what kind yet.
If you like this style, you can also take a class. Allen Montague teaches at Jerry's Artarama. The next one he will be teaching is on March 2.