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  • Writer's pictureHilda Van Netten

Monday's Art

Classes have started again and I am happy about that. Even though a break was in order, I missed the interaction with my students. Everyone is working on their own projects as usual. The artist below did a fine job of painting a native woman and is now tackling a native man. Portrait drawing is never easy.

We have one new artist around our table. She has only taken one watercolour workshop and is doing a fine job of figuring out how to use the paints. She is fortunate to have been given a set of Daniel Smith watercolours. They are paints that work with you and make you a better artist without even trying.

I am sorry I didn't take a later picture of the rose below. It was really looking good at the end of the class.

The painter of eggs-in-a-basket-on-the-grass did some work in between sessions. She is doing a fine job of making the grasses look like they are behind the basket.

I love the dry brush effect that resulted in the white clouds. Not everyone can do that well.

One artist is using chalk-pastels and soft pastels. She started this portrait in the last session and it is coming along nicely. It is interesting how you think that something might be done, but if you change something next to it, it changes how the first thing looks. The turban looked pretty well finished until his skin got more colourful. Now we see that there are more reflections in the turban and the red is more intense. This one will give me shivers when it's done.

Looking forward to next week.

❧ ❧❧ ❧❧ ❧❧ ❧ There are still a few spots left around the table at the Saturday, May 13 Beginners' Watercolour Workshop.

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