Art Workshop

Five of us have been working this week with a Dutch artist.  It is great to spend all day every day painting.  I am learning to use acrylics.  Here is what we did the first day:

We were to bring one of our paintings along but we didn’t know what for.  It turned out our teacher had us make a little frame and place it on our painting, looking for something harmonious in composition and colour.  Then we took what was in this little rectangle, about 2×3 inches and painted on this large paper, not sure of the size, something like 36×48 cm. Mine was extracted from what I did on July 14th. Some of our works looked better turned another way.  This was the case with mine which I had done horizontally–it works better vertically as you see it here, second row on the left.  The one on the first row in the middle was turned 90° left and became a woman with hair down her back.    One person is working in pastels (first row, left).

Here is Tuesday’s work:

Our next assignment was to bring a macro type photo and then paint it using only cold or warm colours.  I started with the warm because I generally prefer cool ones.  It is the one on the left.

Here is some of yesterday’s work:

My cool succulent is on the left.  My friend had not finished her “hot” dogs. 

Here is what I did today:

This is the first time I have painted on canvas.  I am having a lot of fun with knives and getting a feeling for the brushes, but still feel quite awkward.  It is not the same as watercolours at all, except ultramarine blue and burnt umber still make a nice black.

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About djdfr

Daily life experiences by a Franco-American woman living in the Breton countryside form the basics of this blog. Gardening, watercolour, choral music, food, are some of my interests. I seek to balance the physical, mental and spiritual. I am a free believer praying from the Bible, the Qur’an and The Revelation of Arès. In 1974, with Jesus as the messenger, and in 1977, manifesting as a stick of light, Our Creator spoke directly to a man in Arès, France, named Michel Potay. The message is in the book “The Revelation of Arès”. It is a call for us to change, to practice love, peacemaking, forgiveness, to free ourselves from all prejudice, to develop our spiritual intelligence, the intelligence of the heart.

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