Here’s the last of my homework from the sketching and watercolor class with Jane LaFazio. This was due weeks ago, but I hadn’t gotten to it. But, my tardiness gave me the great opportunity to paint some flowers for a dear friend’s birthday card and then have it do double duty as my homework. So, here are the calla lilies I painted for my friend:
This week’s assignment in my sketching and watercolor class was to draw a machine-made object. I spent some time noodling over what object had meaning to me that I wanted to draw when I looked down on my work table and the answer became obvious:
Because this month’s BirdZeed challenge word was “pink,” I chose a pink color for the “fabric” in the background.
I was really looking forward to this week’s lesson for the Jane LaFazio sketching class. This week: shoes! I chose to sketch the Electric Purple Chucks that I bought myself as part of my 40th birthday presents. They’ve become my favorites. But, they are not as dirty as they look in the painting; I just got a little carried away with the brown paint.
Here’s my project from Week 2 of the sketching and watercolor class with Jane LaFazio. Happily, they do actually look like leaves, but my watercolor painting still needs a little work. Still, stretching myself a bit with a new medium is great fun even if these paintings will never see the light of day.
My photography class has ended, but now I am taking Sketching & Watercolor – Journal Style with Jane LaFazio so for the next few weeks, I’ll have some of that work to post here. This week’s lesson was in drawing and painting fruit. What I did does actually look like fruit so mission accomplished! The colors scanned brighter than the are in the original (just in case you thought I had lost my mind using these day-glo colors).
Yeah, I do have enough to do but I felt like doing something new and taking a class so I signed up for one. It’s with Jane LaFazio (Jane is a watercolor, mixed media and quilt artist..) and it’s called Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style. Neither sketching nor watercolor painting are things that I am any good at, but she swears that she can teach complete beginners so I decided to trust her and see what happens. The class starts on Monday with the first lesson being posted on Friday. If I am not too embarrassed by my work, I’ll share it here.