Wednesday, August 17, 2011

From the sublime to the ridiculous!

Well sort of !
I am a bir behing in Carla sonheims class but our first warm up exercise was to do some drawings of various things without lifting our pen from paper, so a vase of flowers, a cat and an elephant. Such fun to do.
Then a few more heads, quiet drawing with these.
I am enjoying not having to do anything 'properly'!
Yesterday W and I went wandering around the SALA shows that we could find, up to Stirling and the book one although small was good, the rest there, well, I sometimes think people have an overly inflated idea of what their paintings are worth, but the trip wasnt for nothing as it is a delightful small town in the hills with lovely gardens around the main street and a good coffee shop.
From there we went back to Willunga and looked at the glass place, which is much improved since the last time I was there, it is set up far better and the glass is good, unfortunately half the places we wanted to see were either closed on Tuesday or didnt seem to be open at all even though they were advertised as being open. The best one was up at Dog Ridge winery where resident artist Jen Wright has more birds, well done and at a price any one should be able to afford. The other outstanding one was Stavros Pippas photographs at Penny's Hill winery.
A lovely damp day full of chat as we dont seem to have a lot of time to get together as often as we would like.

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The Weaver of Grass said...

I have such a hang up about not being able to draw Penny. I like the idea of drawing without taking one's pen off the page - I am going to try that to see if it loosens me up a bit. So thanks for the idea.

Wanda..... said...

I recently noticed Alivia drawing a cat in the same manner. I will encourage her to do more!