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

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project

The original prompt from my drawing teacher (as I understood it) was that we were to take some old illustration from a Wizard of Oz book and distort them: ie: draw a measurable grid over the photocopied image, then draw various grids with distorted dimensions and then use those new distortions as guidelines for distorting … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project

Sawsan’s Elephant – She says it’s done!

It's been about three weeks since I touched this painting. Partially because I haven't had as much time to focus on it, and partially due to not being sure what more to add. I still wanted to make the skin more muted and grey, but just couldn't visualize it. Sawsan has been looking at it … Continue reading Sawsan’s Elephant – She says it’s done!

Building An Idea – Talk to the hand (Linked Dreams #4)

This one is closer to nightmare than humorous meme... somewhere in my unconscious are demons with eyes in the palms of their hands. The odd faces are now growing from the fingers and this too, I now realize, comes from one of the Nightmare on Elm Street films. I didn't have the right colours, but … Continue reading Building An Idea – Talk to the hand (Linked Dreams #4)

Building An Idea – The Gallery (Linked Dreams #3)

I feel that I might have admittedly been a little lazy with this one, but I is better than I hoped for. It reminds me of the screen saver I have on my laptop... framed images in my photo files, slowly scrolling across the screen and over one another in a random pattern. I could … Continue reading Building An Idea – The Gallery (Linked Dreams #3)