Thursday, April 17, 2008
Hey, I did it. I got signed up for another art class, and this one is for pastel still lifes and landscapes, taught by Christina Debarry. It will be a struggle since it starts at 6 PM on Wednesdays, and meets 40 minutes from my home, and I don't get home from work until about 5:30, and then have to walk the dogs and change clothes before I can leave. So I'll be missing class time every week.
But already I love the class and Christina, and the facilities are amazingly gorgeous too. We had a choice of two still life set-ups to work from. LOL, I was so used to getting a break every 20 minutes when the model would get up to stretch that for a brief moment I wondered why we were not being given any breaks, until it occurred to me that the flowers were not going anywhere, and I could just take a break whenever I wanted.
So it was fun, and totally different skills. Trying to do flowers, or a glass vase, is a completely different skill from trying to get fingers right, or the correct or intersting skin tones. Naturally now that I see the photo I see some problems with the vase and the way it is sitting on the table -things I didn't see last night. But I'm posting anyhow as this is a new venture for me. And I like it so far.