Coming Along

I think Im about six classes into the abstract experience.   In general,  I think Im “getting it”.    We tend to use literal things for reference and then proceed to abstract them.  We have also used the technique of  staring at a picture for about a minute and then using the image stored in memory to jot down up to 20 major strokes with a broad or crude brush.   Afterward we go into using techniques involving color schemes like simple analogous colors and maybe a couple of gray values.    This has helped me to produce one of my favorite pieces so far.   While it is still in the works, I see it as being the best of the crowd.   I must say it has been a challenge to let go of literal things.   I am fortunate to have a teacher that I admire.

I've started designing websites while at University of Houston during my first Photoshop 3.1 experience in 1996 on a Macintosh computer. I built my own computers (Windows PCs) with the help of a friend and have been digitally involved ever since. I am both Windows and PC literate but gravitate toward OSX. I've gradually gotten back to my roots as a tactile artist / designer by working more with traditional mediums like drawing, painting, and mixed media.

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