I need to punch up the values but this is enough to be caught up on the class. I was told by another student that they weren’t done with the ink work. I am thinking about getting another watercolor pad and doing a second after getting direction on improving my wood lines.
It was strange working on coldpress watercolor paper with rapidograph. I’m also lazy and was working on it on the couch with Sukhi so didn’t have the pen at the optimal angle. Its not perfect and its also not enjoyable to compare my work to Claudia’s but the story that I told myself is if it were too good the other students would hate me.
It has been fantastic to have the week off. I have done extra yoga, art and napping. Here are two lino’s ready to cut. I’ve also run my kiln 3 times (no photos yet) and have been working on the Skidshack that needs to be ready for tomorrow’s class.
I found out about Claudia’s weekly classes this weekend and asked to attend. It is a big drive for a weeknight (1 hour each way) but I really want to improve my pen and ink skills. The current session started last week so I need to play catch up which should be no problem since I don’t have to work until Wednesday night. I have a release that evening so to be able to attend this class I have to stay late in the studio and dial into work. I should be driving home around 11:30 pm.
Color Mixing class at Brightwood Studio. Used M. Graham watercolors, six primary colors, a warm and cool mixed the rest. Used the tube secondary colors orange, green, violet for short cuts.
I got so much out of the classes last year, that I registered for all of Claudia’s workshops. This one was the least exciting by far, but very foundational. I did walk away having had a big bunch of fun and a much deeper feel for tertiary complements and complementary shading. I am spent part of Sunday working up a background chart for another color wheel and want to rework it with punches so it looks more ‘professional’
Few selections from my sketchbook this month. I’m working on mixed media faces, pen & ink and illuminated decorations.