This past week, I attended the painting class on both Tuesday and Wednesday, starting and finishing a copy of Gregory Packard‘s painting “Peonies on the table” (listing page).
This was a very fun painting to do; it reminded us very much of a Monet for its impressionistic qualities. As we were working in watercolour, the adages “work fast and loose”, “don’t think, paint”, and “get in and get out” were our guides.
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On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, the 2 watercolour classes and the coloured pencil class got together to celebrate Vincent van Gogh’s birthday by learning a little about him and recreating his famous painting, “Starry Night”, some of us in coloured pencil and some of us in watercolour.
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In my email the other day, GouletPens shoved a picture of yet another purple pen in front of me, the Diplomat Magnum Prismatic Purple and so I just had to go and buy one. No, really.
It arrived today, and it was an interesting unboxing experience. Continue reading “New Pen Day: Diplomat Magnum Prismatic Purple”
Yes, I have relaunched an art blog. I’m running it on WordPress again, but I’m not providing the hosting this time, I’m using Gandi.Net’s simplehosting service, and the SSL certificate I get with a domain purchased from them.
This will probably be slow to grow, it takes a while to back fill all the posts and things from the previous incarnations. I don’t know how much that will happen, other than images. I’ve lost a lot of commentary along the way, especially from the previous WP incarnation, even though there were backups.
Hoping I can keep it going this time! Wish me luck!