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Mon, Dec. 28th, 2009, 01:45 pm
Now I'm going to shut up for a little while.

Painters get all the love. Not just in acrylic, oil, and watercolor, but in new media, too. There's people who are doing way amazing things, breaking into whole new realms of graphical sophistication, and all without painting, per se. They get a fraction of attention that a much less sophisticated but equally present painter gets.

This isn't about me at all, just observations of group behavior while I'm doing the usual research.

Wed, Dec. 30th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
raiblu

I've noticed this, but this isn't the reason I decided to take up painting. I've always been more fond of coloring than actual drawing... so I thought with painting.. maybe it's all coloring, in a way. :D Acrylic, right? I think that's what you recommended. I'm nervous about taking this class, but oh well... hopefully I won't fail and not graduate, or something.

Thu, Dec. 31st, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
masstreble

Acrylic is easier to learn with because it solidifies faster. If you're the type who blends (you'll know one day. one day. *sun rises*) then it will force you to work fast, which is a good thing in some ways. Also, messes are a little less can-kill-you-and-pets, the work is easier to store as it dries within a few days instead of after you are long dead, and you can work on just canvas paper or the wall of a building and it won't matter with acrylic. Acrylic is the shit. (So is oil, but for lots of different reasons. Just... just trust I'm giving you good advice, alright?)

Anyhow. Who is teaching the class?

Not that especially matters. Just show up every day, and at least a few hours every weekend, and paint, and then show it when it comes time to do so. Complete the assignments as best as you can, or at least give it a wild shot in the ballpark if you get stumped. You'll pass. Spend your worry instead on things like, hm, well, did you know that you carry all kinds of horrible acids and other totally nasty chemicals with you every where you go, right there in your body? Isn't that just alienating? Doesn't it make you want to just tear off the itchy, creepy skin of life? No? Yeah, me either. See? Everything's more or less alright.

Thu, Dec. 31st, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)
raiblu

I'm going to have grand jury duty so hopefully they will let me make up the time for those three days (I tried to put most of it on my spring break, ugh) that I'll be predisposed on. Sure, I might get out of court at 4:30-ish? but after I get up at 5:30 AM and sit in court all day I don't know if I'll be able to do much else ;;

Acryllic it is.

Sat, Jan. 2nd, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
masstreble

Oh, man. What is it with my peeps in F-banks getting Grand Juried? First Cevan and now you. *Law&Ordersound CHUNG CHUNG*