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-- 02 May, 2006 --

Cut Apples in Ink

Originally uploaded by Robynls.
Weekly Monday evening art class has started again for the term. We were each provided with an onion and an apple, and for the first half if the lesson we used only 3 colours, in whatever medium we had, to paint them. I had taken along some artists' inks and a pad of what I thought was watercolour paper but turned out to be acrylic paper with a shiny, waxy surface. It was wrapped in plastic when I bought it so I couldn't give it the feel test. In the spirit of art, I went ahead and produced a painting ... of sorts. Since I was unfamiliar with both the medium and the support, it turned out to be very unsatisfactory.

In the second half, we were told to cut up the fruit and use the same three colours to paint the result. The outcome was a little bit better since I now had a bit of feel for how the ink would behave on the horrible paper. This is my product. The drip off the piece of apple on the left happened when I raised the work to display it at the end of the lesson. It seemed to be the thing that excited the tutor most about my work.

Posted by robynls at May 2, 2006 10:41 AM

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Acrylic PAPER!?! Ack! You rose to the challenge, though, and produced a nice piece! Did you get the giggles about the artistic drip?

Posted by: Linda at May 2, 2006 11:24 AM

Looks nice Robyn! I like the tablecloth too!

Posted by: Anastasia at May 2, 2006 2:39 PM

I didn't think that the drip was out of place until you mentioned it. I originally thought it was supposed to be the stem or something!

Posted by: Carolyn at May 3, 2006 5:51 AM

Love these apple. Great job!!

Posted by: Sioux at May 15, 2006 4:24 AM

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