4/12/08

YUPO CLASS DEMO

This painting started out as a short class demo on Monday morning, and I decided to pursue it until I thought it was complete. The painting is filled with symbolism that holds some kind of significance to me and to my view of the world around me.

I used George James' grid process to show the class how to focus in on one area, making that area significantly more important than the rest of the painting. Earlier that morning, one of my new students shared a painting she'd done of a bridge similar to this one, so I borrowed the bridge idea and reorganized the shapes to suit my design and demo. Since this was very impromptu, I was excited about the results.

"WHERE HAVE ALL THE SOLDIERS GONE?" Transparent Watercolor on YUPO 16 x 13"

4 comments:

Dawn said...

love this one Sandy! beautiful!

Sandy said...

So abstract-y but yet realistic too...I like this a lot.

sandy

Suzanne said...

Long time passing...

Thanks for this and the explanation. Good how you incorporated flag and positioned it. Also the river, the bridge and what almost looks like historic elements on the other side of the river. Well done and inspiring.

Now I'm curious about George James' grid process...

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

As Sandy says - the combination of abstract yet realism is quite stunning. Wish I could have been present at the demo and then a fly on the wall as you progressed it to this painting full of light and atmosphere.