Thursday, February 03, 2011

GYPO Painting: Week 1

This is my week 1 painting for GYPO. 8x8 acrylic on canvas. The inspiration for the piece Gee's Bend Quilts.

I have to tell you this was pure bliss for me.

1) I LOVE the Gee's Bend Quilts. They have been in my inspiration file for years!
2) I got to just work with COLOR! LOVE!

So needless to say I am REALLY enjoying the class. So much I am going to make some more similar paintings on the kraft paper (above) that I applied clear gesso to.

14 comments:

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

It's gorgeous. I'm loving the class too. It's so much fun to paint just for the heck of it, and to play around with different ideas. Like you, I think I'll be doing some more paintings based on this week's inspiration.

I wonder what we'll get up to next week.

Jennifer Snellings said...

Beautiful paintings! The GYPO class sounds like such a great experience! I can't wait to see what you come up with next!!!

Take care,
Jennifer

Louise Gale said...

Ooooooo sounds like a lot of fun. :-) Cant wait to see what you create next xx

Concetta said...

Sounds perfect - so good just to play! How many weeks do you have to go? I have been doing lots of teaching and no making and I am missing it :(

Erin Butson said...

I love these colors together. So glad that you're loving class. Looks like you're having so much fun.

Jennifer Snellings said...

Hi again Dana!

Thanks so much for your kind commnets on my blog! I really appreciate your encouragement and it is wonderful to know you could relate to my words! I'm so thankful for this amazing "small" blogging world of like-minded artists. It is a blessing we can support, encourage and cheer one another on! You have been an inspiration to me! You've gone far with your art and I can't wait to see what is next for you as well!! :)

Happy creating!!
Jenn

Daydream Retreat said...

Very cool, thanks for the introduction to Gee Bend's Quilts, I'd never heard of them before and I went over to check out the website :)

Wendy Brightbill said...

it looks like so much fun! i love how you are always experimenting with new techniques and looks dana. always brings me joy to see what you are working on. there is a purity in your work that i really appreciate. i feel like you ask the hard questions and i think it is really going to pay off for you in your art. i don't know if that makes sense?

Wini said...

Dear Dana, I love your painting and the colours you've used!! Its so great to be in another class with you. I'll be posting a pic of my painting soon. Wini xo

sarah said...

nice work! this class is so fun. and good idea with the clear gesso on brown paper - i am going to try it!

tammie said...

nice work! i love your banner..
the class is so much fun, right?!

tam.me. said...

nice work! i love your banner too.
the class is so fun, right?!

AG Ambroult said...

oh boy. I have a feeling this class is giong to propel you into some fascinating new directions. Yay for GYPO! and the quilts of GB? some of the most influential works of art for me. After I saw them in person. I began to think very differently about art, and the stories behind pieces, and what makes them valuable and why.

Sharon said...

I bounced over here after reading your comments on my blog - thank you! I love seeing your desk and painting. The colors you chose for this project are wonderful.