Sunday, May 18, 2008

WC Weekend Drawing Event May

WDE May 2 2008

Getting out of our comfy zone was the challenge this weekend!!!
Soft pastels are out of my comfy zone!!! No pre-sketch!!!
Canson light grey 160grm...soft pastels ...mixed.... also a few pastel pencils. 1hr+
Another portrait practice sketch.

Painting Class May 11 -18 2008

here is the final painting.... thought I had posted!!!!

From carol - mywork

May 11

Worked mainly in the seascape. Worked on the clouds, land, and the sea.

May 18

Later at home I decided that the sea needed work,and wanted to change the land as well. Worked on the window frames as well. Didn't photograph the work at this stage and continued to do more work mainly on the curtains in class.

Painting Class April 27 - May 4 2008

Have started a new project. Two canvases for Naomi..... may have bitten off more than I can chew this time. Naomi loves the Dali painting, Woman at the window, that was used for a best selling book cover, Sophie's Island, Hebrew edition, which will be my reference image.

Using the motive of a figure looking out of the window at a seascape decided to use as models my daughter and husband. Each on on its own canvas.

Sketch with base color ochre. Sketch of Naomi is very light because I redid her putting her closer to the left side of the window.

Second stage blocking in some colors.

Painting Class- April 13 2008

Finished the house on the hill. Click here to view the first stages of this painting.

WC Weekend Drawing Events April

April 18 2008

Again getting practice in doing portraits I chose the lovely portrait of Mathila's friend. Done in my Canson A4 90grm sketch pad. Done with a 2B mechanical pencil. The tilt of the head was a bit off... but reasonable likeness.

April 11 2008

All done in Canson 90grm A4 sketch pad

That main coast image invited me to try out my Derwent pastel pencils... had a hard time with the grays.... lots to learn with this media
About an hour ..

Darla was a 20 minute sketch, 2B mechanical pencil!!

April 4th 2008

Did three versions of Robin reference. All done in canson 90grm A4 sketch pad.
First I tried out my new sanguine charcoal pencil.... about 20 minutes...
Then I did a fast pencil sketch... about 15 minutes .... and then without the image on my monitor... blotched it with the color.... Lyra watercolor crayons fulfilling the challenge to use our own colors!