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.
I have been working on my art class summer project Senses.
I had the idea of creating 5 tarot like cards one for each sense, trying to add a little twist to each illustration Sight being blindfolded in the dark and Smell being roses and something rotting in a bag, I guess you get the idea.
The sixth sense is just suggested by a downturned card and the tarot.
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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.
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.
Our art-class tutor is always throwing in different ideas this week we worked with Autumn leaves and wax crayons, not really considered using wax crayons but they are great repelling water colour paint and adding a wonderful; texture to your painting.
Looking forward to this weeks leaves home work.
This weeks art class we looked at blue and white china, the Willow pattern and the work of Grayson Perry. we started just painting from the Willow pattern with the aim to develop a twist on the theme, I don’t think my head was in the right place for this and It didn’t really go anywhere, later I worked on a few ideas and considered making a twist on the Japanese wave.
I put it all down and started to look a bit deeper at Grayson Perry s work, I liked his twist on blue and white using yellow and I liked how he uses text in his work, so one thing followed another and I made a portrait of him.
Good to be back at art-class this terms class is about adornments and we have started with Angie Lewin as inspiration for natures adornment.a few ideas l have been working on.