Well after the buzz of creating a blog post every day in September, which rolled into losing my Instagram account and also our son getting Covid at the beginning of October, meaning he was being home-schooled for 10 days, I have had a lot of time NOT arting. So yesterday when everyone left the house to go back to school and work – I was in the house alone, for the first time and I took the day to calm down and make it all about ME.
Homeschooling, was for the most part OK. He did achieve all lessons and even got some positive points (reward system) from some of his teachers for his efforts whilst being ill. We also had a couple of days where we worked on Art lessons. We made a Green Man and we made a Watercolour picture based on one point perspective. He worked hard, learnt a lot and went back to school in a good place, and even ahead in a couple of subjects!
So what did I do yesterday? I spent a lot of the time catching up on the Lifebook Taster session that I had signed up for. I know I am not going to buy the course, I just cant justify it again this year, but the Taster sessions are free, and only available for 2 weeks and I really wanted to have a go at some of them.
So here is what I achieved yesterday
Eris Klein Taught me to use the page and watercolour intuitively to build up an image. This again was using the Ecoline watercolours, and then I added some Pan watercolours and Gelly Roll Pen marks to fill in the image as it felt right for me.
Toni Burt Taught us to make a “quirky bird2 using just a pencil and a couple of watercolours. Again being very loose and intuitve with the marks.
Olga Nguyen, I’m not going to lie, this one I didn’t really “try” with. I didn’t listen to the meditation, and I didn’t engage with the “reason” for this, but I watched the video on silent, and just “followed” the process. For me I have taken it as an exercise in mark making.
Some other art completed since last blog post
Collage fodder, This is just one image for all the fodder I have made. I made flowers and leaves on watercolour paper, let it dry, draw around it and cut it out. I also made “painted pages” lots of sheets of A4 papers and added acrylics in complementary colours that can be cut about and / or used as journal pages. I also then spent a couple of hours ion front of the TV last night making and cutting a load more flowers! This is part of the Fodder School from Willa Wanders / Tiffany Sharpe
Karen Campbell, you all know how much I love working on Karens classes, well here are two of the latest offerings from her I have completed.
College Course Update
I couldn’t attend my college course last week because of our son being ill. I received the class notes and homework via email, and had to work through it alone. It was such a shame because I really wanted to attend that class as it was going to be all about learning to paint in the style of Van Gogh. So I had to find some online help to actually learn about him, and his paint style. But I achieved it and here are two pieces I have done, as a study of his work.
I know this was a long post, and I apologise,. I had a lot to say 🙂 If you got this far, I Thank You !
I shall see you again in the next post. Stay Safe, happy arting
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