Thursday, March 24, 2011

"Orangecicle", "Hidden", "Drawing Class", "Sasha" ~ New Art, Learning and Corrections ~ Amy Tuso

36"x18"x1.5"
Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Textured, Layered, Acrylic & Glaze
*Signature on back of Canvas*

21"x18"x1.5"
Mixed Media, Acrylic, Texture, Glaze, Collage
*Signature on back of Canvas*

(* The reason for my signing the back of the canvas on all abstracts is to bring my collectors into the creative process allowing their vision to dictate how they hang and view their new artwork and offering the option to "change-it-up" from time-to-time by rotating the painting for a new look. )

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I've been attending Scottsdale Artists' School on a scholarship (thank you so very much!) taking a drawing class under the direction of Larry Charles. 

As a self-taught artist, this challenging class is my very first professional drawing class and I am enjoying the experience immensely.  Larry is a wonderful teacher and pushes his students to gain a new way of "seeing", "understanding" and moving forward.

The class has a diverse group of 15 people, which makes for a very interesting growth period as we look at each others' work and learn from our struggles!

The following are some of my drawing assignments.  In looking at them retrospectively, growth is apparent (at least to me :}).  Take a peek and feel my own struggles with creating a drawing with nothing more than a pencil and eraser....yikes.......








Listening to Larry and actually understanding what he is presenting lead me to re-visit "Sasha" and make a few very important changes.  Maybe you can see them, maybe not...

48"x30"x1.5"
Oil
Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available Here

As spring is arriving, new growth is happening.  Thank you for taking this journey with me.
Have a blessed day filled with beauty...Amy