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-- 26 July, 2006 --

Monday night treasures

Monday night treasures
Sennelier soft pastels
on Cason Mi-Tientes paper.
School is back for the new term so there is not a lot of time to spend drawing as there is during the holidays. Just this week we have had 2 days with staff meetings after school and one evening of parent/teacher interviews on top of all of the usual stuff that makes up a school day.

That is why I love our Monday evening art classes. It is two and a half hours to just dedicate to making marks on paper. I don't have to think about students or housework or being a carer, just about the reference, the paper and the medium.

This week Mark had a lucky dip bag of objects wrapped up in his little girl's nappies - laundered, of course. We all chose and I ended up with this little wooden chest. The next thing we had to do was think about words that described the essential elements of the thing that we had chosen. The little box was rough, rustic, old, mysterious ...

Our drawings had to place the object into a context and capture its essence. How did I do?

Posted by robynls at July 26, 2006 10:16 PM

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I think you did a fine job of capturing its mystery and intrigue!

Posted by: Karen Winters at July 28, 2006 2:35 AM

Envious of monday drawing class!!

Posted by: AscenderRisesAbove at July 28, 2006 3:54 AM

Robyn; this is so full of intrigue! Your painting of it is really wonderful!

Did you ever find out what was inside the box?

Posted by: Bonny at July 28, 2006 11:57 AM

Ahh ... now that would be telling, wouldn't it Bonny! I want my readers to use their imagination and guess :-)

Posted by: Robyn [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 28, 2006 12:33 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love how all the colors blend so very nicely!!!!!! RICH!

Posted by: Lin at July 29, 2006 4:11 AM

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