My intermediate studio class continues and here are the results for both last week and this week:
I completed my second commission earlier this week but I do still feel like I need to add some finishing touches with colouring pencil. I should have final results posted by the end of the week.
Next week will mark the end of my landscape painting class so here is my progress to date. Taken from a photograph my sister and I took in the Cape Winelands in 2008, the work is the culmination of everything we have learned over a 6-week period. I worked on the sky this evening and I will start on other detailing this weekend. The under painting, done in burnt siena, is visible in the foreground.
This has been a tough week. My beloved pup, Siara, passed away 6 weeks short of her 9th birthday, so I have thrown myself into lots of painting. I think of it as therapy.
This is Week 3 of my intermediate painting class and I have my first oil painting in almost two decades to share. This work was done in cobalt blue and cadmium red tones. Yesterday, we did a colour temperature study, which I will post next week. I am currently working on two landscapes as well.
It’s been raining since yesterday and after my painting class, I was psyched to start work on my next project. I decided to go with a modern landscape. I am still feeling my way through the process and I will have more landscape work over the coming weeks.
It’s been a while since my last post and life has been busy. Nevertheless, I have started two new continuing education classes at OCAD University, so I should be producing lots of work in the coming weeks. Here is the latest, a still life in tones of blue which was a lot of fun to do. I should have landscape paintings ready for posting soon too.
As I could not be in Montreal to celebrate Mothers’ Day with my mom, I spent it at home and drew instead. Here are the results of my labour (in coloured pencil, just like yesterday):
Beautiful summer day here, so I went to breakfast with my sister and finished this when I got home. it’s the first time I have used colouring pencils since childhood so I might continue to experiment with them over the coming days. Let’s see how works turn out.
I just love the effect of throwing salt on wet watercolour ink. I experiment with table, Kosher, and sea salt, usually in the same work. I employed that technique in the quick work I completed tonight.
Speaking of the work, for weeks on end, I obsessed over the Anna Wintour bob. My current fascination is with long red hair (see “Ariel” from yesterday).