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  • Writer's pictureHilda Van Netten

True To Yourself

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else

is the greatest accomplishment.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Because of various illnesses, there were only three artists around the table last night. Three very different styles of making art, each reflecting the character and interests of the makers.

Don't you just love where this artist is going? She used a painting in a book as reference, but has added her own colours and embellishments. I love the whimsy and joy emanating from her painting.

For someone with no experience drawing faces, the artist below has done a remarkable work. She is learning to see shadows and trust that when she makes them as dark as in the reference material, it will work! There is a lot of love in this painting.

You need to imagine this painting without the green masking tape around it. Next week, this artist should be done and I hope we will all get to see the "great reveal" of her painting without tape! She is learning how to make the soft-edged white areas of the buoys, not an easy task. Many techniques were used in this painting and it will be very nice when done.

Next week is the last week of this session. Potluck time! And, true to the character of this class, it will be interesting: Breakfast for Supper. Waffles/eggs/sausage/fruit salad/breakfast casserole/bacon/yoghurt/granola/potato casserole/coffee/tea.

True to themselves.

Can't wait!

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