Color theory was a good class that gave me the foundations for making decent color choices. There is a lot more to learn about color and I do like color tremendously. Color excites me and calms me down. I really like watching color and seeing how it reacts to objects around it.
Drawing and Painting were tough. Drawing was awful. Fortunately, I had a really good teacher that could teach anyone to draw... and that includes even me. Drawing took a lot of effort for not much payoff. I can get recognizable objects and some shading but it just takes a lot of effort. Well.. Duh... My vision reports say that copying is a problem. Also, holding a pencil is a problem. My hands get too tired.
So, I left the world of realism and ventured into the abstract for painting. That went a bit better but it
Onto glass. My kiln fired glass objects have come out like kindergarten... but part of the probl
Since my clay models for making glass were pretty crummy, I have been taking a ceramics class. That seems to be going surprisingly well, despite my lack of 3D vision. I can rely on touch a lot. Of all my senses, my finger tips seem to be working the best. The hand therapist at the Hand Center ran a special hair over my fingertips and found that they were very sensitive. So I can rely on touch to create things. I will be casting my first objects next week. I have a large cup upon which I have molded a mountain and waves. This seems to be coming out nicely. I have a bowl that is a little problematic but I think I can save it. I am making an African dish with a mask so I can get away with irregularity.
So some things seem to be working and some things artistically, not so much. Will create a blog on tumblr or pin up some stuff on pintrest and let my gentle Readers see my progress.
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