Monday, March 5, 2012

On the Desk: Works in Progress

After a week dedicated to mainly sketching and studying hands, It was so wonderful to pick up the brushes and squeeze out the oils today and really get into painting! Oh how I missed my paints. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy learning new skills and as an artist it's so important to improve ones knowledge and ability, without my week of study, I would not have been able to have created what I did today. With this lesson learnt, I've decided that it's hugely beneficial for my practice to have a week studying, followed by a week painting. Do you spend time studying your craft?


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6 comments:

  1. an endearing portait :)))
    xx

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    1. Thanks Gwen! Still more to go on this one, but I'm happy with how it's coming along.

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  2. she is cute ~ rather a 'colonial look' to her ~ great progess ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  3. That is a great idea - to focus in on a skill/technique for a week and then broaden for a week. It seems to be working for you because this is a fantastic piece of art.

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  4. That's a wonderful plan - a week studying, a week painting. Knowing myself though, i'm sure i would break the rules within the first week. ;-) As long as we're working on our skills as artists, it's all good, regardless of when or how we do it. Great painting! Happy CED.xoxo

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    1. Pauline, Thanks for the visit and the lovely comment.

      You are so right, the fundamental thing is working on our skills as artist, it doesn't matter how we do it.

      I'm new to CED, It was recommended to me by a good friend, Tracey Fletcher King.

      It's wonderful to be a part of such a fantastic group.

      Happy CED xx

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