Saturday, March 13, 2021

class assignment


Last week the class looked at the work of Bloomsbury painter Vanessa Bell; I wasn't familiar with her work, but I am now a big fan.
She painted landscapes, interiors, people, still lifes: I think I like the last best.
So this was my first attempt to try to apply some of her Modernist techniques to a still life. 
I am really finding this difficult ... it requires me to think and practice and try and refine in a way that's wholly unfamiliar to me! Which is not to say I'm not enjoying it!
For this one I was simply trying to arrange/divide the space in an intentional way.
It's not a bad little still life ... but it doesn't really work in the terms I was going for.
I'll see what I can come up with tomorrow.

1 comment:

RH Carpenter said...

What a nice, fresh, clean look you got on this one! Lovely spring colors, too.