A few of the studies from last week’s painting class, with an afternoon workshop on representing motion of a figure through painting. This class was a lot of fun, as it really freed you up to make spontaneous brush strokes that interpret the movement, rather than focusing on creating an exact replica of what’s in front of you. It’s all about movement. All of my classmates’ approaches were different, unique in their own styles of painting, which was also really fun to see. Our model walked back and forth, shifted position on a stool, and danced to James Brown during the session, so we got to depict various types of motion, trying out new techniques and letting things go for a few hours.