Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy Sunday

I'm taking a class with Jane Davenport from Australia. The second picture here is my interpretation of her in a teaching video she made from Bali. She's teaching how to use various tools from colored pencil to watercolors and markers. We are also learning how to draw faces and some basic figures. I'm learning quite a bit. The other picture here is one of my lessons in putting it together in my journal.

The picture of Jane was done with regular graphite pencil on a gesso covered puzzle page in a re-purposed journal. I went over the pencil with watercolor pencils and then water.

The girl with kite was done with no drawing for the background. I just took gouache (opaque watercolor) and started in. Then I drew the girl on a separate piece of paper, colored it in with colored pencil, cut her out and glued her on the page. I'm really happy with her and my whole page!

I hope these pictures add some color to your day. Hope you have a great Fall Sunday!

If you are interested in Jane's classes check out this link: . You'll learn a lot and have fun too. This is the beginning workshop; she's planning more to help us with drawing people!


  1. Love your paintings...both are really good and have certainly added colour to my day.

  2. Great paintings! I love 'The Girl With the Kite'! (I like the title too!)

  3. I love your art. I especially love the portrait of Jane! Has she seen it?


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