I am so excited this month to get my hands dirty while experimenting with styles. The painters I am choosing to study over this month have works that touch something in my heart. There are many, however, that could fall into this category – maybe another year I’ll study some others.
Write in one sentence journal and affirmation book when moved to do so.
Do one creative thing daily. Minimum of 15 minutes drawing, writing, experimenting.
Go to bed at a reasonable hour. Lol.
Exercise three times per week doing exercises I enjoy.
Research an artist a week. Explore art books/internet sites that focus on a specific artist. The artist each week will coincide with the art journal focus.
Week 1: Marc Chagall.
Week 2: Pablo Picasso.
Week 3: Andy Warhol.
Week 4: Gustav Klimt.
Make weekly 2 part art journal entries.
Week 1: Collage a scene of some things you love. Then draw/paint Chagall style (meaning gravity and upright orientation and scale are all optional – colour is mandatory).
Week 2: Find a photo or magazine picture of a person or animal. Cut it up and re-organize the parts Picasso style or find shapes in the form to emphasis. Draw/paint/pastel that version.
Week 3: Take four blown up pictures of the same face or item and play with colour in them Warhol Pop Art style.
Week 4: Embrace Klimt’s love of circle-like flowers, rectangles, cubes, and strips of bright coloured and gold paper into your own mixed media collage with photographs. Then make a drawing/painting of that creation.
Ooo, it’s going to be fun…I appropriated a tall cabinet as my art caddy and literally just finished unpacking my art supplies yesterday. How I have missed you, my dear paints and mixed media supplies!