Many of you are curious about what I'm planning to do with all of these underpaintings, so I figured I'd take this opportunity to explain what I'm up to...
After I graduated from art school, I went back to school and completed coursework to teach art. During that time, I taught a lesson about surrealism to an advanced drawing and painting class. It was based on the surrealist game, "the exquisite corpse", and it was my very favorite lesson.
When I taught "the exquisite corpse" to the high school students, it was a collaborative project. I am currently working on a version that I can do on my own, but with the same element of surprise and unexpected combinations.
As I've been revisiting the surrealist lesson, I've been feeling nostalgic about teaching... Which is why I've also started working on creating some online classes! Hooray! I have 2 minis and 1 extensive class in the works. (I'm hoping to launch them in the new year, so stay tuned...)
(For an explanation of what I'm doing, please click here.)
This underpainting kind of scares me.
My feelings about clowns are kind of a mixed bag...
I am amused, terrified, intrigued, and horrified by them
all at the same time.
When I woke up this morning I thought to myself, "I'm going to paint a clown face today." Almost immediately after, I thought, "No I'm not." The conversation in my head went back and forth like that for quite some time... But, ultimately fascination won out over fear.
I am very thankful that I am in the habit of painting eyes last (because that is when I think a painting truly comes alive)... And in this case, I was definitely ready to be finished after I painted the eyes!
I'm afraid that my latest "29 Faces" posts may have been a bit confusing (sorry)...
The project I am currently working on requires lots and lots of "faces", so each of the faces that I have been posting is a completely new and different underpainting, on a new and different background.
(Although, painting new images over previous ones sounds like a very fun challenge that I may have to try... someday!)
If you're interested in finding out more about the history of underpainting, click here.