During my painting recess I received two comments on my paintings from other artists. It provided such a moral booster I am resolved to write my thoughts to creators when I admire their work.
Today I tackled the second part of the Calypso Movement challenge, to create a painting without a brush. The good part is=no brushes to clean! It was hard to do for me. I really missed my brushes. Besides these restrictions I have a familial tremor where the tighter I hold an object, the more I shake. I used many, many cotton-tipped swabs, my fingers, toothpicks and a medical syringe. (I am a nurse, after all.) That was a disaster! By the time I got the syringe loaded by squirting paint from the tube, the part near where a needle would attach had begun to dry. When I put pressure on the handle, it balked with the dried acrylic but gave way all at once. Instead of a snake I had a big blob of green on her head. I just left it. Who knows what a ghoul has growing on her head? It was fun letting her be ugly.
The sculpture class went wonderfully and I am thinking of posting some photos of our work. And maybe painting the classroom set-up?