Thursday, June 25, 2009

In my family we don't smack for accidents

Took the big yellow canvas outside so that a coat of varnish could dry... wasn't counting on the wind that a painting that big can pick up behind it on a suddenly blustery winter's day

It fell down onto a chair and ripped twice

so I sewed it up with embroidery thread, and now I kind of like it even more

Today in Life Drawing we each picked our six favourite drawings from the semester then pinned them on the wall. Then we had a chat and said what we liked about each other's work. V. positive and lovely.

My six favourites, clockwise from top left.
A cross-hatch study
tonal study of plaster casts
sepia ink wet on wet technique
ripped paper 3 tone portrait of Scott
painted ink lady
Oil stick study of marble bust

I think I need to work on the neck and the cheek a little, but pretty good for a first try

Two very colourful giraffes being installed in the front lobby. I can't tell you how much I love them. They are so beautiful. I was a bit late to class because I couldn't leave them this morning.

He wants to live in my backyard and be my friend.

Always late but worth the wait, Joe putting up his drawings ;)


Renee said...

Em I love how you have stitched the painting. Way to take control.

I love the picture of the lady, great job.

Love Renee xoxo

Emerald Arts said...

haha damn straight my gorgous Renee, I'll be buggered if I let the elements get to me :P

And thanks very much *kisses*