Portrait

I’m working on this small portrait using only two colours (ultramarine blue and burnt sienna) and titanium white. It’s 6×6″ so I’m doing a lot of small brush work, really enjoying capturing the wonderful light across her face.

Portrait (in process June 15, 2015), acrylic on canvas, 6 x 6"
Portrait (in process June 15, 2015), acrylic on canvas, 6 x 6″

Flowing Ink, Chicory and Gesso

Last night was the first class of From Drawing To Painting with Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka at the Guelph School of Art.

It felt good to be in the presence of Grazyna. Creativity and understanding of art is radiating from her, in her words as she led the class, and in the art work that she chose to show us at the start of the evening.

We started off using black ink, gesso and a brown mid-tone made from chicory on paper. I stayed in the medium for the first drawing which I posted here. For the next few drawings I resorted to drawing from memory rather than the apple that Grazyna brought in. Needless to say, the apple and the light shining off it and giving it shape and colour was more inspiring than my memory.