Deborah Burow Art

BREAKING ALL THE RULES

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Breaking all the rules is harder than you think.

6 weeks of an art class that was designed to help each artist break out of their paint box proved to be harder than we thought. All those rules about staying in the lines, matching colors to life forms, painting what your experience tells you is successful--all those known entities makes us feel comfortable, even if it is boring. But we managed to get past it and create FREELY!

Flowers never looked so fun. Wild colors, free-form shapes... unlimited imagining...

Each artist used their style to start with, tried new concepts, created backgrounds, and then started painting over them. That was the hardest part. We all wanted to save our masterpiece backgrounds,  but they were created to enhance the final stages of the pieces. All unchartered territory. All were brave, moving from small canvases to larger sizes and bigger images.

Art by D. Started with backgounds, taped off some of the design and continued to paint over the top. So hard to cover up those delicious colors an shapes. And such fun removing the tape as we progressed with layers of painting.

Art by D. Started with backgounds, taped off some of the design and continued to paint over the top. So hard to cover up those delicious colors an shapes. And such fun removing the tape as we progressed with layers of painting.

Beth started with a sponged background, and whala! a puppy appeared. Seemed like a natural cover for a children's book. Why not??

Beth started with a sponged background, and whala! a puppy appeared. Seemed like a natural cover for a children's book. Why not??

Sue created this delightful background and it will make a perfect cover for the story she has written. Can't wait to see what she will do for the rest of the pages in her book.

Sue created this delightful background and it will make a perfect cover for the story she has written. Can't wait to see what she will do for the rest of the pages in her book.

Tara created this awesome art as she was working on her background. It was a small section of the art but we agreed it would make a stunning large painting. Hope she creates it.

Tara created this awesome art as she was working on her background. It was a small section of the art but we agreed it would make a stunning large painting. Hope she creates it.

You can see any of YOUR art on the wall in a variety of rooms, visit http://www.ohmyprints.com/de/WallApp/455.

All instructors of art classes know the value to us personally of teaching classes. Classwork prep causes us to work hard, too. As we work on the same assignments as our students, we experience first hand the struggles and joys they are experiencing. Below are the pieces I created right along with all the other artists in class. I always learn so much from each person. 

Thanks so much everyone. You were each an inspiration to me. 

All asked about future classes. I will email when new sessions start so if you are interested visit my website www.deborahburowart.com, and sign up for the email on the home page. If you would like to leave a comment on this blog, comment link is at the beginning of the blog. Thank you.