Our first adult art class really got rolling Thursday night. Check out these amazing marbles our students created. They are mixed media: starting with toned pastel papers, we added colours, shades and light with conte pencils, marker, graphite, charcoal, oil pastels and pencil crayons. Most of these are made up marbles. A big part of the lesson was the illusion of art: using light and shadow to create three dimensions and translucent, glossy textures without getting caught up in exactly duplicating a tricky subject. I’d say it worked rather well 🙂
J.K. wanted to know how to paint one of his travel photos. The easiest explanation seemed to be a demonstration. I got carried away with it though, talking and painting and finishing in about 10 minutes! I meant to show him how to be loose and inexact but I ended up throwing all kinds of techniques at him. This might be the only painting of Berliner Dom we two come up with 😉
We had a go painting reflections at the Lodge, as well as water, ripples, trees, more distant trees and skies. Whew!
Judy had to be very sneaky to catch a picture of these sparrows sheltering from the wind on a day when the temperature hovered around -24C. They can see us through the window and will scatter if we walk through the room. Sorry little sparrows!
Judy’s newest scarf. I’m going to call it Jubilation. It’s a riot of colour and texture and lines going every which way: quite a visual treat. It’s a cobweb scarf made of merino wool and silk, making it extremely light and warm. The cross threads were hand spun first, then felted into the roving. It feels lovely against the skin.
There is a mess of freezing rain outside as I type this (on Thursday). It really is awful to behold. And to try to find a foothold. I hope by the time this is published things will be better out there.