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I am keen to have ART in my life and enjoy all fundamentals of ART, the creative & social side of it.
Finding out the how's and what's of ART is so intruging to me.
Mixed media is my first love, collage, glueing, sticking ~ bringing the creation to life. Having Fun with Art :)
Then sketching, drawing & doodling ~ especially in the phone book:) Husband hates that.
I have enjoyed different concepts of Art from Book Making to Mosaics, Painting and sketching.
Just being creative leaves you with a wonderful feeling.


Thursday, February 28, 2008

2008 Mixed Media Workshop with Sarah Larsen.

The girls at the workshop had the best time, even though it was a very hot summer's weekend in Bilo.
Well Done, it was great to work with everyone & have Sarah as our tutor.


We started out with a charcoal activity using line & tone. I get a bit lost in all this but something happened with a few areas coming out & catching the eye.


Moving along we looked at gesso, tissue paper and impasto gel. It didn't look to bad until I started putting some washes into different areas & I ended up with the last effect - 'muddy' or OVERKILL. hehehehe










Sarah then showed us mediums, you can use to get different effects. Some are little paintings in themselves.
I'll have to do one of these sample sheets at home, so it's there in front of me all the time.











This was great fun with the canvas all taped up, we then introduced different techniques into areas of the canvas.
I was keen to use all mediums and see what happen at the end.
I had done sketches of the still life the day before, so I introduced them also. Below is the effects of a wash I got with Atelier Madder Brown.

1 comment:

Maria said...

It was a fun weekend :) That's a great idea about doing a sample sheet for yourself. I'm going to do that too & experiment & write down what I used for future reference.
It's so much to take in over 2 days!
Maria

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