At first glance, it might just look like a muddy mess of swirls and twirls of paint.  I started a new art class a few weeks ago called, Experimentation with Paint, taught by Jordan Wolfson.  It's a lot of fun to learn to paint in a completely different style than ever before and in some ways it reminds me of my early days of painting with fingerpainting where I just painting through feeling the paint and the paper rather than purposefully placing each stroke on a canvas.  In this painting, we started with a simple still life and just 4 colors: black, white, yellow ochre and red.  We blocked in the shape and then used cross-contour lines to create a feeling of space.  Painting space?  Connecting shapes?  Feeling the movement of a still life?  I tried it all, and above is what resulted.  Pretty cool for a still life, I think. 

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