Thursday, 27 September 2007

First class for creative sketchbooks.

Attended my first class for the City and Guild Creative Sketchbooks class. Some of the time was spent on talking about the course, what is involved etc and meeting the other people in the class. There are four of us which is a nice size really.
In this class we were looking mainly at colour and getting some paint onto the pages of a work book (see picture above) which will be the repository for future sample pieces etc. and will act as a point of reference when working on the assessed books.
It was such fun to be able to put paint onto paper without thinking about producing a picture from it and to learn about colour mixing without producing a colour wheel. I am at a bit of an advantage in these early classes as I have done colour theory in my painting classes but a bit of revision never hurt anyone.
Not much to show at the moment but hey...this is only the first lesson.
Watch this space.

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Painting classes

Painting classes started yesterday afternoon. A few new faces and a number of old ones! Perhaps I should rephrase that!! As it was the first class of term Penny, our teacher broke us in gently with "feely bags". She puts things in bags and we have to try and draw them from touch. Then we open the bag and do another drawing. An interesting exercise. I had a pig in a purple dress carrying a red fan.
Have just finished an ATC for the Scribble talk website exchange. It is the third colour pencil work I have done. I really like the medium and also working at this small scale.
I also like doing still life subjects. The tulips were the first colour pencil work and is about 6" square. The ATC is 2.5" by 3.5".

Saturday, 15 September 2007

First post

....but hopefully not my last. My intention is to keep the world up dated with my life, in particular the art related side of it. Could be quite a bit to write about as art class starts next week. Also I begin a City and Guilds course on Creative Sketchbooks so scope for pictures to be posted of works in progress.
I have also started doing ATCs, at the moment in coloured pencil, so I will post these as well.