Pair of Oranges, L. Daniel, 9 x 6
My last session at the Weekend with the Masters was a still life class with Quang Ho. Ho is a great painter, teacher, author, and just an incredible thinker overall. Listening to his ideas about painting and creativity is inspirational. He encourages artists to strive for "maximum randomness"... to look for variety and complexity in each area of a painting. Most importantly, he experiments. He is always open to new approaches and simply knows how to play when he works. "Play" is a really good goal and so easy to forget.
In these two paintings, I tried to experiment with color and edges. The top one was my second attempt and favorite (I was definitely in play mode).
Fruit Toss, L. Daniel, 9 x 12