Friday, 18 February 2011

zen mind, beginners mind: first paintings from the beginners art class

I chose the title because it's a phrase that points to the open state of mind that you have when you try something for the first time. Before your mind fills up with ideas about how it should be, full of conceptions. That's the best way to start painting.  These are a random selection of paintings from the beginners art class. For most, the first time they'd experienced working with acrylic paint on canvas.  Everyone was given the same picture as a starting point to get used to the new materials, and this is the result after the first 2 lessons.

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