Hi :) my name is Carol and this is my first entry for this project.
I didn't time it properly as I set the stop watch instead of alarm function ~ oops ~ so went over time slightly. Interestingly, I realised I found myself more drawn to (pun not intended lol ) the way the light fell in the picture rather than the flowers themselves, and I love the textured background.
I didn't get a chance yesterday (12th August) to do the project ~ On the plus side though, I did manage to time it correctly :) I chose ink and brush ~ I really enjoyed this attempt ~ not perfect by a long way I know, but it was fun :) I want to do it again and get it right ~ but Im resisting the urge!
This was interesting ~ I remembered a circle, a square and a triangle and the light direction as my memory aid. The detail, not so much!! ha ha ha. I also went off script for colour (deliberately) The lines on the sofa sort of became a 'window with light' effect from the left. After I had finished, I noticed the back page of the book had the wrong line direction grr ~ so tempting to correct it ~ but I was finished so left it! Another fun exercise :) I used water colour, white ink and uni -pin black ink pen on bristol board~ which I slightly over worked and caused some surface lifting.
Ha Ha ~ this was fun!!
Gouach on Bristol Board
I got totally absorbed ~ its not finished as I ran out of time!
I have been watching the meteors over the past few nights and observing the light of the moon on the trees outside of my bedroom window ~ so this immediately came to mind when I read the prompt word. Great word!!
For my last project I chose to explore a topic that I want to paint ~ my cherry tree, hammock view :)
I love the texture of the bark on this tree and the twisted bending boughs. I also love the fact that I'm hidden in my hammock watching the bird life. I did this from memory ~ and used charcoal, gouache and charcoal pencil on bristol board.
17th August Thank you all!!
I have finished this course ~ but it kind of feels like a beginning too :)
I feel that I've begun to see some of the main elements of my personal style ~ huge thank~ you to Ria and to all of the artists who posted work ~ I loved looking at and learning from your projects ~ inspiring!!