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-- 21 February, 2006 --

The Art Class - Part 2

Conté Pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes white paper
To those of my constant readers who are waiting with bated breath for episode 2 of 'The Art Class', I have one word ... 'Shoes'.

Yup! He decided to go easy on us this week with a pair of well worn lady's shoe on a plinth draped with a cloth - those who know me well enough know that I avoid draperies with a vengeance!. He promised to go easy on us and told us to have fun.

'HA!!, I say!' How is it possible to have fun with all of those hints, helpful or otherwise, from last week buzzing around in our heads?

'Try to use a variety of lines ...'

'Make an interesting composition ...'

'Don't use the same colour all over the work - vary the tones. ...'

Of course, the gorgeous young man (did I tell you last time that the teacher is really quite easy on the eye?) couldn't help himself. He had to add more things to think about. 'Make sure that your background lines compliment the foreground ...' . I attacked my wimpy background shading, going all dark and dramatic, following the contours of the main shape - after all, he had admired the way that my hastily applied background shading swirls complimented the curves of the shoe.

'You over did it just a little bit, Robyn ...'

Wow! Only the second week and he remembers my name ... now, I wonder what that can mean.

Posted by robynls at February 21, 2006 6:22 PM


Loads of swirly energy in this Robin - that tutor is getting to you! made me think of van Gogh in my first impression. You can really see the mark-making energy that has gone into this.

It's always a worry when the tutor remember's your name - I always used to remember the very best, and the ones that challenged me! The very worsts were not memorable, so take from that what you will...

Looking forward to episode 3 of your art soap.

Posted by: Blue . [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 22, 2006 2:15 AM

Apologies for calling you Robin, Robyn - just been involved in a Robin rescue [the feathered kind], and been bouncing a lot of emails around relating to it! Couldn't stop myself.

Posted by: Blue . [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 22, 2006 2:28 AM

I think the volume of the shoe is very convincing! It really does feel rounded.

Posted by: Karen Winters at February 23, 2006 8:32 AM

I love the shoe! What personality! Your art class sounds like a lot of fun.

Posted by: Linda at February 23, 2006 12:48 PM

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