Second, The Zoom meetings have been very enjoyable, but we have been wondering whether some of you haven't been joining us because you find the timing awkward. The proposal is that we change it to 2pm on a Thursday, giving you time to get some art done in the morning, have a leisurely lunch, and then join us! Please let Sally P. know what you think of this suggestion.
Here is your inspiration for the week, courtesy of Avril, who says;
1. I thought the shape would be good for abstracts and challenging pencil work.
2. The woodturning shapes have lovely grain.
3. This one is interesting as the reflection from the window was quite a surprise
So we have Avril as well as a figure model in this last one.
[I do think we are getting great contrast in these inspirational photos, from week to week! Bigger versions of these images available to download below.
Here is the first group, from Frances.
1. Acrylic and charcoal
2 . Yupo Plastic paper, Art Graf and ink.
3. Watercolour and wax crayons.
'This time I started with Sally’s icy puddle . Quink splodge underneath then did oil pastel ,old gelli print for collage and magazine collage.'
Then she decided to look at an old photo of a Petri dish sample and used Gelli print collage to produce a picture. These three work really well together as a group. And there is more than an echo again of the icy puddle...
Maggie-Anne Says, 'Self portrait - in progress - Despite dissatisfaction I have sent this anyway aware that watercolour does not behave as I had hoped on multi media paper. Too pink and shadows too dark.
So, back to the drawing board where I will try other media.'
Someone said on Zoom that it was more that she is not smiling in the portrait, and we rarely see her without a smile!
Finally me, and yes it is me. I am aware looking at it this size that my chin is too big and the middle of my face probably doesn't quite work, and the photo was taken some time ago, when my hair was much shorter, so I will carry on trying to better it.
Just a reminder at the bottom here to get your work to me by Tuesday for next week's blog. See you soon, keep safe, and this week - keep warm!