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Announcing new classes!

Spring Quilt by Kathleen Finlay

Hello painters,

🐇 Happy Easter 🐇 and 🐣 Happy Springtime 🐣 (unless you got snowed on in a cruel ❄️ April Fool’s ❄️ joke on Thursday). These two spring themed paintings at the top here are by the Canadian artist Kathleen Finlay, whose work you can explore more fully at her portfolio site.

Okay, I think I used up my allotment of emojis for this week. Oh by the way, this is the 50th issue of Tuesday Night Painting 🎉🎉🎉🥳🥳🥳🎈🎈🎈 Thanks for reading along with me all this time — TNP is officially one year old. Maybe by this time next year we’ll have made it to 💯 issues.

Today I have an exciting announcement that I want to share with you, which you may have guessed means that there are a couple of new courses open for enrollment. I hope you’ll consider studying with me this spring.

Keep scrolling to see the options, including a new study course that provides a lot of flexibility and self-directed learning in a supportive and social environment.

Abstract Art: A Global History

Start date: Tuesday, April 20th

In this course we’ll take a look at the new book by Pepe Karmel, Abstract Art: A Global History. In this new way of thinking about art history, Karmel reorganizes the abstract art canon around five distinct categories. This method allows us to look at how ideas are shared across geographies and time periods, highlighting areas of collaboration and cross pollination.

This course will run for five weeks, and each week will focus on one of the five categories that Karmel has created (see below). At the beginning of every class we’ll look closely at several of the artists in each category, after which we will break out and paint together.

Students will be asked to consider how their existing work fits into those categories, and how they can imagine making new work that fits into those same categories. This class fits the traditional structure of my classes with a slideshow and discussion at the beginning with time to paint afterwards.

Week 1: Introduction and Bodies
Week 2: Landscapes
Week 3: Cosmologies
Week 4: Architectures
Week 5: Signs & Patterns

Purchasing the book is not a requisite for this class.

Sign up for this class here: spots are limited!

Hilma af Klint

Painting Study Hall

Start date: Wednesday, April 14th

Every Wednesday Night, 7 to 9 PM Eastern

Do you want to carve out a time each week for art making, but don’t know where to start? Use a Painting Study Hall to keep yourself accountable. Painting Study Halls will run on the same day, same time, every week. Log on to paint together with us, and let us help you commit to including art in your weekly routine.

This is a new style of class that allows for a lot more flexibility while still providing a supportive and social environment for you to paint in. While there will be no set agenda for each week, I will be available during these periods for questions about concepts and technique, as well as to offer a sounding board for project ideas.

There is no obligation to come to each and every Painting Study Hall, although if you do, I bet your paintings will get a lot better, a lot faster 😉

Study Halls will be free to attend for the time being, but to show your support, please consider subscribing to my Ko-Fi account. Ko-Fi works like a virtual tip jar, and you can choose to make your donation recurring.

Hilma af Klint

One extra link for today…

Would this even be an abstract painting newsletter without Helen Frankenthaler? You could make a case that she is becoming (or already is) one of the most beloved and most covered artists of our time. The Smithsonian is offering a free talk with Alexander Nemerov, who just wrote a new book about Frankenthaler. You can register for a free ticket to this virtual talk at this link here.

If you enjoyed this newsletter, you can click this button below to show your appreciation by adding to my tip jar:

Chip in a few $$$

Finally, I want to let you know that I’ve launched an online shop for my paintings. You can see what work I have available by visiting my Ko-Fi shop. At the moment I’m in the process of documenting and uploading the architecturally based paintings I did earlier this year. But save the shop as a bookmark so you can see what other surprises I may put on there.

Check out my newest paintings for sale

This week I want to recommend a couple of dream pop tracks for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

Roses - Upside Down
Horsebeach - Broken Light
Superhumanoids - Geri
Boycrush - Flirt
The Radio Dept. - Heaven’s On Fire

That’s all for this week folks. See you next time, and happy painting
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