Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Final Week Of Term

Well today was filled with mixed emotions, I was really happy to be at my art class but, also sad that it was the last day of term too.

For the final lesson, I decided to do something I’ve never done before, I chose to use oil paints to paint an abstract.  I will post it under the Oil Paintings tab once I’ve completed it.

In three weeks time, the new course will begin and I am already looking forward to what my art teacher has in mind for us.  I already know the project titles they are, Architecture, A Gathering and Foliage.  I haven’t decided on which title I’m going to do yet.


The Penultimate Week Of Term

This week I decided to do 2 pieces of artwork using one of the ideas that my art teacher suggested, the theme was “Roads”.

I really liked the idea of doing 2 different versions.

The the first was an abstract collage, I have never done a collage before and I really enjoyed creating it.

The second version was again an abstract this time I decided to use acrylic paints.

I have posted both under the relevant tab headings.

The First Week Of The Last 3 Weeks Of Term

It’s the last 3 weeks of my art class and we have been given project titles to inspire us. As the paintings I’m planning won’t take me 3 weeks on their own to do. I have decided to do a different painting for each week.  Today’s project I choose to do was to paint something using the colour Blue, I decided to do a tonal painting.  You can see the painting under the Watercolour Paintings tab.

Another Model

My art teacher invited another model to come to our class today, this time the challenge was to draw a figure clothed.

We started off with 3 sketches of only 10 minutes for each pose then, we did one pose broken down into 2 half hour slots with a 20 minute break in between.

I found it more challenging this week than the previous week as the clothes made the body bulkier and I needed to concentrate on the folds of the clothes more to give the figure more form and a more lifelike appearance.  I did really enjoy the lesson and feel more confident about sketching people in general.

I opted for charcoal again as it allows me to work bigger and faster.  I have posted the finished drawing under the Charcoal Drawings tab.

Life Model

My art teacher invited a life model today for us to have a go at drawing.  None of us have ever attempted to draw a figure so we were all in for a challenge.  We were advised to draw much bigger than we would normally.

I decided to use an A2 sketch pad and opted to use a charcoal pencil in order to force me to draw bigger and not get bogged down with too much detail either.  I really enjoyed the lesson and the time flew by.  You can find my drawings under the Charcoal Drawings tab.

Next week we will have another model to draw although, this time to add more of a challenge they will remain clothed.