Saturday, my three young students and I went out to the woods and sketched in pencil and oil pastel, then came back in to the studio and used odourless turps to blend the pastel I could kick myself for not getting images from their work, but things get pretty busy... Here is my 'study', but I assure you theirs was better! Maddie's looked like an Emily Carr.
Below are the Monday group's oil pastel flowers, inspired by Georgia O'Keefe (an oft recurring theme here - so much fun t do!). These used the same process.
This will be a quick post about the last couple of weeks in the studio. I generally let me mind wander a bit when I am looking for inspiration - and I never have to wander far! I love trying new ideas, refining past processes. All our efforts and approaches demonstrate that there is no single process, technique or approach that will guarantee satisfaction. In addition, understanding the relationships between form and colour, value and composition are reinforced with every new project, no matter the approach. So, in the past 2 weeks adults and kids alike have met the challenges and the results are happy-making!
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