Lynn is so free and playful in her painting that it is highly contagious. She also has lots of interesting ideas that I hope to incorporate into abstract painting. She, for example, might start with a toned canvas of bright orange, then paint a layer of very dull colors on top with bits of the orange popping through, and then move to a layer of bright colors, with some of the dulls showing through that. It all makes for a rich canvas full of depth.
I am just getting started with the class and only have paintings of very ugly looking flowers. I like to watch Lynn's videos, go and paint, and then re-watch them to see what I did wrong. She makes it all look so easy. I'm trying hard not to look ahead to the next lesson before I finish the one I'm on, so it's kind of a blind process of working in stages without knowing where you are heading. I'm already wanting to go back and re-do now that I understand the process a little better. I don't know if flower painting will ever be my thing, but I do love the bits of abstract close-ups I find in them.
And some new, odd color combos. that I wouldn't have come up with on my own.
I like when a little flower appears without looking like I tried too hard.
Right after I started the class, Lynn's new book arrived at the library. I've just taken a peak, and it looks really good.