Friday, May 11, 2018

Distance Learning

Even as a teacher, one has to brush up on skills, technique and latest practices..it is no different in anything you do.  I am currently taking an online mentoring class with artist Tonja Sell, who's in Michigan.  I admire her work so much. I took a class from her last year, and my own 'crafting' ability leaped by miles.  This course is on Gesture Drawing and painting.  Here is what I have done so far - amongst the other daily 'have-tos' of owning a new place and fixing it up. After I painted the deck skirting outside yesterday, I got to paint and draw.  Here are yesterday's pursuits:

 Got out the old newsprint pad and charcoal just like the old days - feels good and I love learning and practicing!  AS you can see, we are practicing figures and face features - starting May 1:
showing action and movement

 not as easy as I thought, I feel really rusty on my gesture ability


this one was difficult as this woman is balancing in a handstand on two blocks, what strength!


Working on combining materials in ways I am not used to ~ is part of the learning too.

Here's looking at you!
I bet you can tell where all this practice will eventually lead 
with what my subject matter will be when I get back to 
finished pieces?
AS time allows, I have a few commissions to do as well.  
Will be fitting them in soon!



2 comments:

Victoria Culbertson said...

Awesome practice and training! Looking forward to the applications!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Victoria, I can't wait for the applications - just not enough hours in the day to do it all right now. Thanks for visiting!