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  • Writer's pictureHilda Van Netten

New Session, New Challenges

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

Albert Einstein

This session's artists are all pushing into new territory. Remember the amazing bowl of eggs from last session? Well, it seems those eggs need feathers beside them. I believe it will be all about the shadows.

The artist below works on two projects each week. Good planning. When one is drying the other can be worked on. Drawing a portrait of a stranger is one thing. Drawing a portrait of your own daughter is completely another. Somehow the brain needs to be trained to see correctly in order to draw correctly, not only to recognize. Not an easy task.

One of our new artists is working on a children's book for his grandkids. How wonderful! He is working on preliminary sketches to correspond with the text. This may end up being a group project. We've never had someone working on a kids' book in class.

It's always a delight to welcome back former students. I am in awe of this artist's ability to make watercolours and chalk pastels look like oil paintings. Don't know how she does it, but it's a joy to behold.

Another friend being painted below. The biggest challenge will be her very fine hair. You can only sharpen pastel pencils so sharp. If anyone can do it, this artist will.

Until next week.

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