This session focussed on drawing using oil pastels, using contrasting colours, drawing the model in a range of short poses, ranging between 5 and 15 minutes.
I enjoy attending local workshops, as I often find that I try different techniques than those I would do independently. The workshop I went to today was no exception. In this session, there was a small group of objects set up in the middle of the room as a 'still life' and the task was … Continue reading Workshop: Still Life – Abstract Approaches
Project 1 Trees Exercise 3: Study of several trees I found this exercise quite daunting initially. After drawing trees individually, it at first seemed fairly simple to draw several trees in a composition...until I started looking at drawing them! According to the course handbook, "this drawing demonstrates the artist's abilty to be selective and simplify … Continue reading Study of several trees
Earlier this year I posted about a weekly workshop I had been attending in Norwich, called Pastels for Pleasure. Having finished the series of classes, I thought it would be useful to summarise my experience in my learning log. Although I rarely completed the pieces from each session, I learned a lot about expressing colour and … Continue reading Pastels for Pleasure (continued)
Project 2: Still Life Exercise 4: Monochrome I found this exercise quite difficult to tackle initially. The requirements for this one were to set up a still life combining natural and man-made objects and to work towards creating an image in a single colour. As well as this, I thought about the medium I was … Continue reading Monochrome
Project 2: Still life Exercise 3: Experiment with mixed media This exercise involved experimenting with various materials, including traditional and 'non-art' media. I wanted to draw something completely different from my previous exercises, and I eventually set up a still life that consisted of an electric guitar, a mini amp and guitar cable. I set … Continue reading Experiment with mixed media
Project 2: Still life Exercise 2: Still life using colour I looked forward to this exercise, as I have recently started experimenting with pastels more, and have been finding that it is a medium I really enjoy working in. I wasn't really sure how best to approach this exercise, or what was expected of me. … Continue reading Still life in tone using colour