Susan Brubaker Knap and I taught for three days at our Once in a Blue Moon retreat. Each student had a day and a half with one of us then switched. Susan taught photo realistic painting techniques and I taught abstract design principles. Opposite ends of the spectrum. These abstract designs might appear to be quite simple and perhaps they are. But each is completely unique, a new and hard-won idea. I think many of the students progressed far on their journey towards original design and abstract thought. Each worked hard to learn and understand the underlying principles of the visual language.
Carol McDowellOctober 8, 2015 at 8:05 am
What fun this class must have been. I would love the abstract class as I am good at realistic but haven’t a clue on how to tackle abstract. I just checked out your etsy shop. Where do you get your notecards printed! Online? Local? If you do them yourself, where do you get the blank cards? They are lovely.