Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The Last Goddess
The class The Goddess and the Poet is coming to a close at the end of the month and I am SO glad that I had the opportunity to take the class. It was my first online class and I have to say that Suzi Blu is an amazing teacher - professional, friendly, and unique with just the right amount of silly. Which I love. I really learned a lot for her. I took from the class exactly what I needed/wanted. The last assignment was painting a goddess on wood. I ripped one of the first sketches I drew out of my sketchbook and started with that. I had so much fun creating texture on the canvas, layers upon layers of paper and paint and molding paste. She's a shabby chic (hehehe) with a slightly "dirty" face. At the time I painted it I saw on someone's blog how they used crackle paint in the face so of course I had to try it. (If anyone knows who I'm talking about, shoot me an email? GOT IT. Her name is Zorana and her blog is HERE.) Her hair is made of torn strips of paper, painted over with shimmery paint. Music paper is a recurring theme, you can see it through her hair and face. I like the way she turned out.
Suzi's next class is a similar class but you learn to make faces in profile and 3/4 view. I soo want to take that... along with about 5 other classes I keep hearing about. So much to learn, so little time (and cash!)