Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Painting with Live Love Laugh Group in Calgary

Twenty five people today here are most of the  paintings. I selected roosters and chickens (sometimes we called them turkeys).

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Birds by the LLL Group

Here are some of the birds painted at the Legion on Tuesdays Live Love Laugh Group. 
Some were still working on their masterpieces at the time of the photo. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Drawing Workshop

I can't remember the last time I ever worked in charcoal.  Using vine charcoal I rendered a self portrait.  This FCA workshop with Hermann Brandt, out of Cochrane.  He had us trying our skills at drawing skulls; a very difficult task. The second day we were set free and worked on our own with our own photos. This is how much I got done in an afternoon, Will do corrections and add more darks and highlights, working on newsprint paper.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Demo for the sketch club

I thought I would entertain at the Calgary Sketch Club Show and Sale. I did a demo for an hour and a half. I started with a light drawing and almost finished but had to leave as I went to a football game. Here is the demo. Starting with the colour, (greens blues orange) and adding flesh colour to blend.

the colour of your canvas is black!

Seniors started with  a black canvas, painting negative space to outline the black character or slowly add the colour to the canvas reserving the black as part of the painting image.  They did a superb job at this  study. We talked about the colour black (it can be brown, grey, purple, blue) to emphasize the "light" they will paint