My friend Carol (https://quiltedfabricart) told me about a free online sketching/painting workshop, unfortunately now over. I signed up and it was very fast paced with two videos a day from world known teachers. I have another week to finish up but it'so been very valuable to me. it was at (https://www.karenabend.com/)
First of all I now have my sketchbook, paint sketchbook, watercolors, pencils and pens out on the kitchen table next to the computer.
Apparently it's good for my creativity to have supplies at hand. I've been stretching and learning and growing in my confidence from doing these exercises. The picture above was yesterday's sketch on my own, as I read the I Like posts and had a morning cup of coffee. Not even a prompt.
That's a sign of a good workshop, that it leaves you experimenting on your own.
I have painted for a long time, and nowadays often on fabric...remember this piece from a couple weeks ago?
I would like to somehow not quilt it but hang it on the wall as a banner
One can learn to draw.
One gets better at any skill as one uses it. Languages, riding a bike, cooking, speaking to a group.
I carefully followed directions, and painted on watercolor paper. I didn't particularly like my picture but learned from the lesson. Now what to do with the paint remaining in the palette?
I took my sketchbook, the large one with sketch paper (thin) that I had made notes on, and with abandon painted big globs of color, squiggling my brush as I went. Painting over dried areas again with another shade, creating depth and curves and just letting myself see the color as I saw the flowers.
when I drew the faces, I was amazed that this came from me. From me, from my center and heart, from learning from brilliant people, from seeing, from God.
|mixed media, paper, painted coffee filters torn, pieced fabric|
Milo was understanding while I learn and practice...
|I'm bored, and it's cold again|
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