Practicing shading and resist work
This was an initial exercise in shading and using an ivory, sharp point to create the veins. This is called resist work and is one of the first set of techniques we cover
I was asked by a local art group to teach them how to do a butterfly.
The photograph was taken by my husband and I prepared a gridded picture as well as the original for the class to work from.
These are the end results
We had two session of 2.5 hours
The Bark Project
They wanted to do bark. We did bark!
Okay, so maybe I over did it, but the plan was for everyone to paint bark in different mediums - we 'did' bark in coloured pencil first (just to lull everyone into a false sense of security) then in watercolours.
After that we used acrylic paints, acrylics with palette knives, texture paste and paint and finally in mixed media.
Check these out!
Thank you National Geographic
National Geographic very kindly gave permission for us to 'do' their fabulous bear photo.
We used black, silver, bronze and gold pencils then two shades of green and cream. The second set were in acrylics.