Saturday, February 21, 2009
Tillering the painted fields
This weekend I am taking a painting class from Don Tiller, who makes colorful and exuberant paintings. Today he walked a dozen students through his process of designing and making a painting, starting with a surface of black gesso, drawing in chalk, and applying successive layers of mostly translucent Golden Fluid Acrylics. We ended with a dozen ersatz Don Tiller paintings -- his stripey style is quite distinctive! Quite fun to see how we all started the same way (same colors, same picture elements) and end up with variations. This is a great way to learn his specific approach, and I'm happy to play with luminous colors. Tomorrow we'll work from our own compositions. Stay tuned...