Although the Emeritus painting on-line classes had various assignments my first thought after seeing them all together was the self-isolation I have experienced for over a year. Interestingly, “isolation” was never foremost in my conscious awareness when I picked the subject matter.
Assignment, Paint a figure with light from a window
The safe but solitary view from a window that can’t be opened. Facing the light from outside that casts a dark shadow behind.
Assignment, Figure in landscape -“tunnel composition”
This has a very similar feeling to me as the first. No longer inside but in the shelter of a cave’s opening. There are gathering dark clouds in the sunlit land.
Assignment, Abstract collage with gold paint
Pieces floating on a black background. Not sure what the 3 circles with gold represent but they are all connected.
Assignment, paint a figure wearing white
Looking down – reading? texting? reflecting? sad? pensive? I’m not sure. It too, is solitary.
Assignment, Landscape-“circle” composition
There is a solitary figure, again, facing the sunlight, sheltered under a tree. The water is not still and the light is both in front and behind the figure.
Assignment, Landscape, “S-shaped” curve composition
Feeling a bit washed ashore on rocky terrain with everything horrific that is happening in the world and this is the painting that resulted. It surprised me to see that no matter how isolated and inaccessible the terrain there are places of brightness and color. It’s a relief there are no crashing waves to wash me out to sea.