Continuing with the inspiration from Tyler Mitchell’s MasterClass, “Tyler Mitchell Teaches Storytelling Through Portrait Photography,” I took this photo looking at the living room floor. What you see when you look at your floor? In my July posting I mentioned Mitchell’s recommendation to take pictures every day. Observe the floor beneath our feet — that’s do-able.
Recently I took “Wabi Sabi Abstract Painting” with Sherrie Lovler. (A few years ago I took a two day class with Sherrie called “Calligraphic Abstraction,” in person, in Sebastopol, Calif.). This Wabi Sabi class was virtual thanks to the O’Hanlon Center For The Arts in Mill Valley, Calif. The whole class description is here.
I might already be painting wabi-sabi style and not know it. Going with the flow and relaxing into what is – is that what wabi-sabi is about?
After some research I found out wabi-sabi is about finding beauty in every aspect of imperfection. Perfectly imperfect.
Could spontaneous, automatic, gestural painting also be synonymous with wabi-sabi?
In the class we reviewed what wabi-sabi art is. We practiced painting the enso – fluid circles early in the class. With Sherrie leading the way with suggestions on starting our paintings, we went through the exercise of creating a few compositions.
This pink purple exploration is what flowed yesterday morning.
Here’s one piece I created in Sherrie’s class.
At times I found myself ‘working at” creating something to look naturally at ease without trying.
My natural artistic painting style is to go with the flow of what I’m feeling. . . enjoy the process more than fixate on what the end must look like.
I love this app and the 40+ filters you can use to make any photograph into a work of art.
What type of light are you looking for?
Light seeping in on the edges. Whether it’s a bright day or a dim one, blinds help you regulate light. And dark. If we could have similar filters for what we hear, oh think of that.
Following the advice of photographer, Tyler Mitchell, in his MasterClass “Tyler Mitchell Teaches Storytelling Through Portrait Photography” I’ve been taking a series of photographs of the floor.
You can see Day One of my series by clicking HERE.
Applying an app I love called Paper Artist, the image immediately skewed in a new direction.
The exercise is easy.
Who doesn’t have a floor?
Here’s what I captured on Day 2. I was looking at the floor through crossed legs. The Paper Artist filter pushed the image into an abstraction.
Like Tyler says, “Daydream about photography.”