I am enjoying Lynn Whipple’s Big Bold Bloom class but it is definitely taking courage and time too! The first assignment was to take three large canvases and paint them with three different base colors, white, grey and orange. Then we were to sketch with charcoal our bouquets but turn the canvas three times each sketching again and again, finally ending with large x’s over the whole thing. Next we were to paint random shapes in different colors over all that, with the knowledge that all of this will be completely painted over. This is the first time for me painting so big and actually using an easel so I am finding myself feeling very uncoordinated 🙂 Anway, here are my first three canvases steps one and two. I have one of them almost done that I hope to post next week so you can see the final painting. I thought you might like to see all the steps though.