Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sketchbook Class has started again!

After teaching my sketchbook class for a few years I decided to take the summer off and regroup, reorganize, and rethink the direction the sketch group was going.  Much to my surprise the women are still happy to come and learn new techniques, practice old ones and we have decided to move into some fabric, sketches on fabric. One of my favorite things to do! It was such a wonderful class, everyone was chatty and happy to be back together, taking time to catch up from their summer hiatus. I missed everyone so much, it was heartwarming to see them all together again. I felt missed and like my friends were home! Here are some of the sketches we did, we worked on textured backgrounds, collage, acrylic paints, watercolors, and stamps then did some sketching over these backgrounds. I love the way they turned out!
We first did our backgrounds then I had a tray of silver serving pieces that they had to choose from along with a colorful item so they had some reflective colors on the silver. We all chose hot peppers, a gift from Ann's garden ! I love to paint peppers. We also played with gouache and liquid pencils very fun!
Karen chose the cake knife and fork in my silver tray, a very cool graphic from an old, vintage cookbook sits underneath her fork and knife.

This is mine, I stuck my pepper through my fork, I chose a gravy ladle and a fruit fork

Christa chose a salad serving spoon/fork and a butter knife, I love the graphic from the old cook book underneath her fork and pepper.

Marianne chose two silver serving spoons to draw and two different types of peppers, I love the swirly stamp and colors she choose. I also love what she wrote, she commented on the hotness of the peppers and the coolness of the silver. These opposites sure look great together!

I didn't get to photograph Penny's but I will add as soon as I can! 


GailVoh said...

I never thought of adding a background before doing a sketch. I love this idea!

Desiree's Designs said...

Thanks Gail, it was fun and it adds a lot of depth

Christa said...

Fun class!! Can't wait for the next one.

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