Just finished a short term at art class, closing for the summer.
This term we looked at the senses and the parts of the body we use for them ears, noses, eyes, lips and hands looking at the anatomy and how they fit into the face really good stuff, if like me you like faces.
we made some 3D heads from dough, morphed animals into faces and faces into animals, sketched each others bits and looked at cartoons and how the artist simplify the features to capture expression.
I have planned two final pieces to complete over the summer, one painting which I have posted my sketch here and a set of 5 tarot cards covering each of the five senses and hinting at the sixth.
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As part of our artclass pathways project we have been looking a maps and as a warm up exercise we took a square of map and extended it. Hoping to improve on my first attempt I had another go. started by leaving out the map square but in the end decided to include it.
Been working on my art class pathways picture for a few weeks, this one has been a real journey, even with all my planning it kept changing direction , after the finish it made one final turn, l guess knowing where you are going in your pictures is not always straightforward.
I framed it up now so there’s no going back.
Alice’s art class is having an exhibition, going to put some of my work up, please drop in if you are local and want to see what the group get up to .
Planning a painting for my artclass project, started with a sketch in my book and moving onto a larger effort on paper, I am trying some really grungy techniques splatter runny paint and torn tissue paper, under painting started it will be fun seeing where this one goes.
Life class and we are using the wrong end of a paint brush dipped in ink to produce some really uncontrolled sketches, tried to focus on hands perhaps that was not such a good idea. as always I enjoyed the experience and its yet another thing I need to explore more.
Yes its come to this, I am now painting flowers! It’s all part of my art class as we explore still life and sophisticated primitives. Flowers floating in water so there was a nice little twist that turned out very challenging.
Quick sketch with watercolours and gouache in class and a longer study using acrylics, I am going to try some acrylic gloss with this to see if it enhances the feeling of the water.
Started back at my art class this week, going to be looking at sophisticated primitives, the work of David Jones and others, not sure where this is going to take us as a warm up we were all given the same starting point to develop a picture, it will be interesting to see everyone’s efforts.
Also started a life drawing class a new tutor and location from last year, the first class was very good already lots of advice and encouragement.
Another first for me as my Art class goes outdoors for the summer. I spent a pleasant few hours sat in front of an old door enjoying the open air and messing with water colours, inspired I have been painting at home in the garden trying some different approaches to get a feel for what works for me, I enjoyed painting wet in wet but ended up with a bit of a muddy mess. I just need to learn from those disasters.
This week I have been messing with charcoal and water colour, sketching out another slightly surreal illustration for my strawberry tale, I think this is a little closer to the darker feeling of Jeremy Hush paintings and my starting inspiration.