30x48x1.5", acrylic on stretched canvas
Now we're getting somewhere. I've been doing my textured abstracts and figurative abstracts, and wondering if or when I'd combine them. This is a start. I had put a little bit of my texture material on the canvas (the texture material is stuff from the hardware store). I took the built-up canvas to my class with Sefla Joseph and worked on this. Besides painting with a brush, I also put in a lot of the skin tone with palette knife. And I am seeing the mix of figurative plus texture starting to work. I've got one or two more in the works, but it feels pretty good.
And, by the way, one reason I love working with Sefla is that I get surprised, either about things she suggests or about my results. This is good. If you only heard what you already know, then why study with someone?