(Home) – Studio Painting – 4th Still-life Project: A Seven-Colour Challenge – Reboot

Well, it appears this challenge isn't quite over yet. The teacher suggested I try something with more obvious contrast. I can't remember the exact words she used, because as soon as she said it my mind went off trying to figure out how to do her suggestions... Basically, she said to make the contrasting colours … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 4th Still-life Project: A Seven-Colour Challenge – Reboot

(Home) – Studio Painting – 4th Still-life Project: A Seven-Colour Challenge – Time’s Up!

Well, this week got completely away from me. I barely had any time to paint, or so it felt. In reality, I still managed to do a little each day. Sorry that I didn't document the smaller steps to this point. But, it has to be submitted for the critique! This was a hard one … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 4th Still-life Project: A Seven-Colour Challenge – Time’s Up!

Call Out – We’re Making Canjos – Coffee Can Banjos!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

That's right! "Le Lab", the Maker Space at Dorval Elementary will be helping the kids make homemade string instruments... A call-out to the community to have some fun helping the kids!!! The grade 1 to grade 3 kids (6 to 8-year-old makers) at Dorval Elementary will be making acoustic Canjos (Coffee Can Banjos) and then … Continue reading Call Out – We’re Making Canjos – Coffee Can Banjos!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

Call Out – We’re Making Electric Cigar Box Guitars!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

That's right! "Le Lab", the Maker Space at Dorval Elementary will be helping the kids make homemade string instruments... A call-out to the community to have some fun helping the kids!!! The grade 4 to grade 6 kids (9 to 12-year-old makers) at Dorval Elementary will be making electric cigar box guitars and then we'll … Continue reading Call Out – We’re Making Electric Cigar Box Guitars!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

(Home) – Studio Painting – 4th Still-life Project: A Seven-Colour Challenge – First Steps

STEP 1: Ok, so I chose the composition of my items for the still-life. Then I played with placement of the lighting. Then I printed out a monochrome image, framing the composition in my minds-eye. Finally, I drew a rough and faint outline of the composition with a charcoal pencil... Step 1 Step 2: Choosing … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 4th Still-life Project: A Seven-Colour Challenge – First Steps

Local Colours – A Reflective Process – Hands-On Learning, Mistakes & All…

(Home) – Studio Painting – 4th Still-life Project – Possible Set-up for the next Challenge

Ok, so as I understand it, we are continuing with the colour plays... this time we are to use SEVEN (7) colours, including black and white. Also, the colours need to be complimentary (ie: opposing one another on the colour wheel). Do you think the teacher is having fun with us? She only gave us … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 4th Still-life Project – Possible Set-up for the next Challenge

Natural Dyes – The Deeper Explorations… Post-Mordants & Ph Samples

This is only half of the second level tests... the original samples, and my additional local colours choices (Sumac Flowers, & Goldenrod) have been soaked, dried, and cut into smaller strips... These are all now re-ordered and ready for their respective modifier baths: Iron water, Alkaline bath, and Acid bath. As you see them here, … Continue reading Natural Dyes – The Deeper Explorations… Post-Mordants & Ph Samples

(Home) – Studio Painting – 3rd Still-life Project – 3-Colour Palette – Ready for my Crit!

I believe I'm as done as I can be, considering I'm just under he wire to submit. I imagine I would continue to fiddle with it if I had the time, but I'm not sure it would improve the painting... I added a little more red into it to soften the shadows and found the … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 3rd Still-life Project – 3-Colour Palette – Ready for my Crit!

(Home) – Studio Painting – 3rd Still-life Project – 3-Colour Palette – A few more touches

Not quite there yet... I'm still working on the shadows and the draped cloth... well, actually, I'm still working on all sorts of parts... I just keep adding a tiny touch here and there, every time I look at it. I need to finish it soon, the time to submit is near. More to come...