Painting by numbers

When I started out trying to paint, I was convinced  someone could instruct me, I spent lots of time trawling through the internet and looking at books.

This term at my art class I was set a project to paint a self portrait from a set of instructions, with materials all mapped out, a step by step guide, just what i had been looking for.

Not sure  it was that successful just confirming what I now know, painting by numbers is a good way to learn but you need to find your own way.

Teacups

 

 

My artclass had a rained off urban sketching lesson,  so we ended up back in the classroom with afternoon tea as a subject.

Not sue if this was going to be my thing but ended up enjoying making a painting even created a darker brio and ink wash drawing.

Rainy days not so bad.

 

Clay and beyond

Had a go with clay at my art class, the idea was to make a tile to hang in the garden, we made the tiles and then glazed them.

I was not happy with the glazing so I ended up painting it with acrylics.

Thought I would create a design based on my tile, not coloured it yet but I have made copies to share round the class, looking forward to see what others make of it.

 

Soap

My art class tutor is always giving us different challenges. this one was to  carve a bar of soap, When you start you soon realise just how much goes into carving, what to  take away  where to start it not as easy as you might think.

Hope you  like my soapy green man.

Circus

Another term at artclass and we have been looking at art inspired by circus, had some great fun working with vintage photographs and some rapid scribbling, trying to create the energy of circus clowns.

Artclass exhibition

Our Art class Exhibition.

 

 

Skies

This term at my art group we have been looking up at the skies, trying lots of different  media, pastels acrylics watercolour mono printing and lots more.

We started sky diaries looking up everyday from the same viewpoint well worth doing just to appreciate the changing skies.

 

Cutout

Looking at negative and positive space, in my art group last term , I had to have a go at a cutout, loads of respect to the artist creating cutout, this took me about 4 hours and it’s not that complicated.

Value Line Texture Form Colour Space

 

Last term my art group looked at the 6 elements of art, how they are used and how they work together in art, we all took different motifs to illustrate them, some good learning  to think about when making art.

Framed

Limited edition print Moon Rising, framed and on the wall.

This picture was created by my art class tutor Alice Walker  from her summer exhibition.