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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Day 3 - Painting an Abstract is Hard!!!

Day 3 - An Abstract Horse?

Do You Plan An Abstract or Do You Let It Happen?

I haven't painted many abstracts,
so I don't know the answer.


In this case, we planned, 
but then, we let it happen.

My art camper likes sunsets
so she painted a sunset as the background for her horse.

She's working on her horse.
I think she found painting an abstract horse 
to be much more difficult that she thought it would be.
In any painting,
you need to have some idea where you are heading.
Even if you don't know exactly where you want to end,
you have to think about where you're going.
One thing Jocie Kate learned was it was very tiring.
She was exhausted when she had finished her horse.
We only have one more day for this session of art camp,
and I can't wait for you to see what we created on our final day. 

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Have a great day,
and thanks for stopping by.



  1. I agree it is hard but not as hard as non representational painting.
    I enjoyed the video and could see she had a great drawing to start off with.
    You are a wonderful teacher, Sharon.

  2. Thanks so much Julie. We had a great time this week. I think she did do a great job on her drawing too. She's a really creative kiddo and I so enjoyed working with her.


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