Grade 4 Draws Birds


These kids are so impressive!  They certainly ended up with some very sophisticated drawings of birds.


Grade 6 Forests

Our first Grade Six class of this year at Artists at School was most delightfully.  They took great pleasure and artistic care in creating these beautiful forests using some advanced techniques.  Negative painting, shading and loose sketching are all fairly difficult to do one at a time, never mind all at once with the new medium of water soluble pencil.  Well done!IMG_0390.JPGIMG_0391.JPGIMG_0389.JPG

Fernando Sor


I was given a challenge: to draw a portrait of Fernando Sor, musician and composer.  It was an assignment gladly accepted because I do like drawing portraits and it has been a while since I’ve done one.  Deadlines generally mean watercolours so all else falls by the wayside.  Anyway, here’s the result.  The only known portrait of Mr. Sor on the interwebs is a drawing itself.  I wonder whether this is how he really looked?

Judy had a great oval frame with daffodils carved into it, which seemed to suit the romantic style of the portrait.  It was well received, and may the portrait inspire its’ musical owner!

Flower Fancies


This took a few chilly days in December to draw, but what better way to spend a chilly day in December?  These are three separate drawings done with washable graphite.  I’m still not great at floral composition but as with everything it only gets better with practice.  Already it is becoming more enjoyable to approach flowery subjects, which always seem to be a tangle of colour, value, shapes and directions.  It is very rewarding to get a result that looks right!