Painting form and color

I didn’t paint anything last weekend. I am still working on the ‘saffron’ portion of my series, painting orange objects. My love brought me some salmon roses. The buds bursting with rosey goodness, but try as I might, I could not paint them.

Meanwhile, the online class in form and color from The School of Visual Arts started. It was so fun. I got to listen to a lecture and was given a design assignment. Visual problems to be solved! Fun, Fun.

Today, I finally decided on a composition for one of my lovely roses.

Passion with bowl, 12×12 oil on panel

It doesn’t read as orange in this rendering as it should. Perhaps I should add a yellow glaze. I am not 100% satisfied with the leaves or the bowl. I must press on. I will never finish the series with perfection in the way.

I also toned some boards today.

12×12 boards gessoed, sanded, and toned

I look forward to posting my class assignments when I finish them…

My best,
Emily Warren

Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

Remember Reflect Reform In this work, I have been exploring phenomena of memory augmentation. I experimented with reflections and cinematic images by juxtaposing photographs, paint, wood, and mylar. The direction of the work includes painting intimate, reflective, observations of augmented memories.  I began by building a cabinet of curiosities as a way to form a tableau painting and experiment with different media. Inspired by the relief paintings by artist Sally Han, I built a model of a Victorian cabinet using tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution. I painted on a variety of surfaces including wood, photographs, and adding raw lumber to the pieces. In this process, I disassembled the cabinet to give autonomy to each piece. Although I diverted from the original idea of a final installation, there was an impulse to paint larger. Adding mylar was yet another way to accentuate reflection as a part of the critical dialogue with the work. The final result offers an opportunity to remember, reflect, and reform.

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