My drawing and painting life
I’ve just counted how many painted faces I produced this month.At least 45. If I include all drawngs, there must be a 100 faces by now. Wow. I also made some pictures to see how much it is. I will post those later. Let me just tell you about the daily creating, it’s been really fun. I will proceed for the next few days making one face a day. As far as blogging is concerned, I am going to take a short break. I feel tired and need to take a step back. Also I need to think for a bit about what’s next. Will be back on October 1st to tell you how I will go on. If I will take a new theme, or proceed making faces, I don’t know yet. There’s a lot that’s pulling at me, that I want to make. 🙂
Here’s a work in progress from this month’s Year of the Spark lesson by Lynn Whipple.
This is a result from the 18th lesson of Year of the Spark. Carla Sonheim and Lynn Whipple take turns in thinking up interesting and fun lessons. The guiding idea for the whole year long class is to keep the spark of creativity going – in all kinds of ways. Sometimes by trying out a fun technique, sometimes by doing composition assignments, doing a lot of drawing, copying master art work and so on.
This month’s lesson contains several fun assignments , urging us to making a lot of work and trying not to fuss over it for too long. (Carla’s lesson this month was similar in this way).
The warm up part of the lesson started with drawing our own face – but only by touching it. Really fun. Not the most brilliant drawings, but OK, cause that was not the point of doing them.
I will not give away all of the elements of the next assignment, but it involves a lot of quick drawing and I ended up with these fun drawings below (the first four done according to assignment; the final two just quick sketches after a photo reference). The idea is to add pastel colors (no thinking!) and then cut them up and use to find new compositions. I still have to get to that part. I just love these what comes out of these. I know I will have a lot of fun with what come next.
Meanwhile on day 28 I made another set of these. I will copy them first at the local library, before cutting them up. 🙂
By the time you read this, day 29, I will have made a lot more faces, added paint and gesso, and more. 🙂
But I am keeping some of that for myself for a few days. Will post later. Tomorrow I will post something that was written a little while back, that is still fun to share.
See you soon!
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