Woohoo I’ve finished my drawing and painting course and have passed with a distinction!
The last modules were all about figure drawing and portraiture. I loved working on this drawing using coloured pencils.
In fact I enjoyed the pencils so much I used them again for my final course piece; a self portrait.
It’s not the most flattering of portraits and in fact my family have commented on the seriousness of my expression but this is my face as I often see it in the mirror and it looks like I’m concentrating.
The previous module to this one had me working on using oil paint to complete a couple of paintings. My favourite is this one of boats on Mull which I’ve worked up from a photo I took through the car window when we visited Mull last year. Tobermory is a lovely place and I’d happily spend more time on this lovely island.
I also painted a picture of my husband playing a guitar in France.
So it’s been a great course and I’ve learned loads and I’m now looking forwards to developing even further and hopefully even begin to enter some competitions and exhibitions
I haven’t posted for a while and to be honest, I haven’t been doing too much painting either. It has been an unexpectedly hectic year and I am only now starting to turn my attention back to my art. I’ve missed it.
The watercolour sketch above was one I was pretty pleased with although my tutor was less impressed with my painting of the stones of Durdle Dor itself.
I was also happy with the sketch of Corfe Castle railway station, also completed in watercolour. This hasn’t yet been submitted to my tutor but I feel like I’m making some progress on controlling the watercolours again.
The above picture was a simple exercise on portraying light. I wanted to give the feel of a sunny day outside which I think has worked quite well.
After many years working in Corporate land and only painting as a hobby, I have recently given up my job to concentrate fully on painting. I am about to start a course to help me further develop my artistic voice and plan to record my experiences and development here on my blog.
I’m also learning how to build my online presence with my own website at the same time and so will share the progress of that here too.