Broken

Everything in life seems broken, so it’s fitting that my online art class has picked this as one of it’s topics in it’s collections and treasures theme.

using reference photographs from Museum collections and my wifes old ted.

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.

Graphite

I have been going to have a go at Graphite drawing for some time .

Had this picture in my head ever since I saw it back in 2007, a really tremendous self-portrait Titled Joyride by Jake (Woodsac) on Deviant Art, from what I can see he has moved on  now, hope this credit is enough for the ref picture.

It sort of fits my art class project of a view through the window.

Instruments and rags

As we continue in my art class with our still life theme, we have tried musical instrument and mono printing, this is a wonderful technique where you paint glass or a ceramic tile with oil paint and by using pressure, transfer the image onto paper, it was suggested that you could only take a single print and to use smooth paper, I had a go using watercolour paper and water with my water soluble oil paint and got a very pleasing result that I might work up some more.

Then we went back to basics,  pencils and  cloth I am told this was first principles for artist and they would spend hours studying the folds in cloth, I loved this exercise and became completely lost in it for far too many hours in class and afterwards.

Wet Ear

I have  been following a set of posts on Will Kemps Art school blog and having a go at my  first oil painting, to be honest it’s my second but I abandoned my first as I really did not know how to approach using oil paints.

So painting over the  first and following the structured approach I feel I have some sort of foundation to continue.

I have one snag not sure if it’s because I painted over my first painting or I just added too much  oil to my mix I seem to have a wet ear, I am hoping time will sort this out.

Still I am pleased with my efforts and inspired to try again..

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