Going through my possessions recently I came across two of what I consider my best works of art created exactly 10 years ago. Both paintings were stored in mailing tubes tucked away in black garbage bags I had not opened since relocating from Alberta several years ago.
A New and Different Mindset
“Looking at them has given me new motivation…”
I discovered an 8″ x 10″ first and then to my pleasant surprise this beautiful 14 x 18 inch oil painting painted on unstretched canvas in 2007. Looking at each piece I could not believe I painted them. I was in my element back then. Since I moved away I have not been the same in the way that I paint…something died. I can’t quite place my finger on it.
10 Years Artist Joan A Brown Beginnings and Endings
Be-that-as-it-may, they are signed with my signature so they are definitely my work. Looking at them has given me new motivation to try and regain whatever supposedly ‘died’, but with a new and different mindset.
These paintings are in need of a title and stretching. The image you see above is a poor representation of the larger painting taken with my hand-held camera. I plan to do a proper scans of both paintings and then repost them here among my other original paintings.
Let me know what you think would be a good title (name) for this piece. All suggestions are welcomed.
Art is Therapy! RW (Recovery West) April-May Lessons: This being the second series of oil painting lessons of 2017, for some of the members at RW (Recovery West: CMHA); students are off to a ‘feel good’ start working on their skies. Some have chosen to paint on their canvases using a landscape orientation while others prefer the ‘portrait’ view. What feels right for each is the best way.
Art is Therapy! RW (Recovery West) April-May Lessons
Create a beautiful painting in FIVE (5) easy lessons. Go home with a finished painting you’ll be proud to show off to your family and friends. This time around students are focusing on painting a basic sky with a few Cumulonimbus clouds. By using a simple technique I have coined “cleaning the brush”, students gain a clear understanding of how simple it is to paint realistic looking clouds.
We are using a brand of Ultramarine blue to lay in the ‘Zenith’ and ‘Horizon’ of the sky. Tune in next time to see how the students combine these two elements into a sky that has depth and appears three-dimensional.
Oil canvas painting for beginners | Painting A sky that has depth and appears three-dimensional
Art Therapy Classes for Young Adults Supports Mental Health: John is happy to find an oil painting curriculum that uses oil painting materials and techniques designed for his unique circumstances and level of understanding.
He enjoys learning to paint with this learner friendly medium of oils. He has completed his first landscape in oils and is having so much fun, he wants to do more. He is feeling an increased level of confidence knowing he is able to create paintings such as he did here.
EASY Oil Painting Instructions and Techniques for Beginners
The simple and fun oil canvas painting for beginnerslessons are geared for people who want to learn to paint in oils but who may have a more difficult time focusing. The pace is much more relaxed and as well it is in a private setting, which allows the student to feel comfortable and at home.
Art Therapy Classes for Young Adults Autism Mental Health
I will get John to tell you in his own words how much he has benefited for these painting sessions in a future posting. In the meantime, contact me if you’d like to know more about how you too can benefit for these specially designed oil painting lessons. Also, stay tuned if you want to see more of what John and others are doing about doing what they love….Art is therapy!