Working In Fibres from Home – Where I’m at so far…

Ok, so it was a rocky start... the teacher is super motivated, incredibly knowledgeable, and ridiculously enthusiastic! In fact, she has curated nearly 8 readings a week, shared many alternate recipes for all things related natural dyes, and prepared multiple video-demos. If I was a Fibres major with nothing but fibres to think about, I'd … Continue reading Working In Fibres from Home – Where I’m at so far…

(Home) – Studio Painting – 2nd Still-life Project – GULP! Limited Palette Angst! – First Steps…

Reminder: My palette is: Yellow, Yellow-Orange, Orange, Orange-Red, Red. That's it! None of my old tricks will work here... No white... No black! Yikes!!! To complicate things, the teacher very elegantly said that we will be learning about volume, shape, then all I heard was a buzzing form of AAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGG!!!! My head went into a … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 2nd Still-life Project – GULP! Limited Palette Angst! – First Steps…

(Home) – Studio Painting – 2nd Still Life Project – The Set-Up

This should be an interesting challenge... I'm just not sure I'm going to enjoy it... yet. The teacher called it Analogous Colour Palette. We need to pick a primary colour (Red, Yellow, or Blue) and with a total of five colours, pick connected colours on the colour wheel. I chose red as my primary colour... … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 2nd Still Life Project – The Set-Up

(Home) – Studio Painting – 1st Still Life Project – Good for now…

So, this is where I'm stopping on this one, pending the class critique (constructive feedback) this week. I may simply abandon it and move on to the next project... mainly because I am taking mental notes on the process and really dislike continuing past my gut instinct of end points. I'm not hearing a loud … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 1st Still Life Project – Good for now…

(Home) – Studio Painting – 1st Still Life Project – Comparing

Sorry for the odd shot. It just felt fun to take this perspective and give you only a taste of what the final piece looks like compared to the model. I added the highlighting with titanium white only... well, with some water to thin out the paint and make various layers of paint. Stay tuned … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 1st Still Life Project – Comparing

(Home)-Studio Painting – The 1st Still Life Project – Next Steps

I had some time today and dove into adding some shadows. As usual, I got a little ahead of myself and mixed some tones as well. I'm painting in a dark space with no direct light on my work, only on the objects I'm painting. The shadows are all over the room, blocking my point … Continue reading (Home)-Studio Painting – The 1st Still Life Project – Next Steps

(Home)-Studio Painting – First Steps

Ok, this is a little awkward for me to write as a make, so please bear with me. I wasn't really listening to the teacher's instructions, so I'm not sure if we were supposed to just free-flow our own processes, or not. I did that anyway. I mix my undercoats by instinct and apply them … Continue reading (Home)-Studio Painting – First Steps

(Home)-Studio Painting – Still Life Set-Up

Over the next four weeks we are meant to play with some objects we choose from around our house and will arrange in different compositions to paint as a still life. Ok, then!!! I picked a bunch of my own sculptures... mainly because it has helped stir up the creative juices in the past for … Continue reading (Home)-Studio Painting – Still Life Set-Up

Setting-Up A Temporary Painting Studio in Covid Conditions

The only place I have space is in my garage workshop... so, I made some tough choices this summer and cleared out a ton of stuff, re-organized all I could, and closed the garage down for a Winterized space. My greatest challenge is lighting. If we were doing this PTNG 200 class in the university … Continue reading Setting-Up A Temporary Painting Studio in Covid Conditions

Setting-Up A temporary Fibres Studio… ARGHHH

As mentioned yesterday, there are many, many steps in getting to this point and I feel we haven't even started yet. 1 - Watch (and watch, and watch again) a bunch of demo videos about ethical harvesting materials, choosing storage containers, cutting materials into sample bundles, making mordants, and on and on... 2 - Collecting … Continue reading Setting-Up A temporary Fibres Studio… ARGHHH