FIRST FINISHED PAINTING FROM ART CLASS-SPRING 2011:
This is the first finished painting from "Acrylic Painting" Art class from one of my students, for the Spring Term of 2011. This class is comprised of retired New York City teachers and their spouses. It is run through the United Federation of Teachers. The branch that I instruct is located in Manalapan, New Jersey.
Toby Brickner created her Acrylic Painting in class. She titled her painting "A View From the Kitchen." This painting was created before my eyes totally from Toby's head, without looking at anything. Note the bold cheerful colors, and beautiful treatment of the textures and patterns that Toby incorporated into her painting. The textures vary from the treatment of the flowers and the lovely transparent curtains. The pattern on the tablecloth is also very bold. Toby is a third sesmester student in the class. The style is very "Matisse".
"A View from the Kitchen"
WRITTEN BY LINDA GILBERT