Thursday, April 14, 2011

Today's project

I have been working on things for the retreat for weeks and weeks. Last week one of our scheduled teachers cancelled and I am going to teach the class instead. It is a design from Kaaren Poole's book Drawing Birds with Colored Pencil. I was able to find copies of the book for a reasonable price, so everyone in the class will get a book in addition to their regular supplies

Monday, April 11, 2011


I have been taking an on-line class with Daniel Edmondson, an oil painter from Colorado. The subject mater is all still life and, while he is an oil painter, I am doing the projects in pastel. The format of the class is that every lesson is a demonstration on DVD. It is accompanied by reference photos and additional supplementary information. After you watch the video demonstration, you paint the project and then send a picture of your work to Daniel. He then sends back a video critique of your work. It is a very beneficial program. Here is my latest project from the program.