This term at Splashout we've been given a bit of free reign in our projects with some loose guidelines as to subject matter and choices of entry point. I actually find this quite challenging as I end up with so many different ideas of what I want to do and how I want to do it I end up getting bamboozled by it all. But this in itself is a great learning curve. Anyway, out of 4 pieces which we are suppose to get finished (with a possible 5th), I've managed to complete 3 so far. My 1st one (theme "Industrial") and my 3rd piece finished today (theme "reflections") I'm happy with. My 2nd piece (theme "figurative") was a disaster - just didn't feel the love when that one was finished, so I've now painted over it. (You win some, you destroy some haha). And tomorrow I hope to start on my 4th piece (theme "coastal). Variety is good - unless you try different genres you just don't know what you may or may not like. I've really enjoyed doing both the industrial and reflections ones - maybe it has something to do with buildings! So here is my latest "River Torrens at Night" $350 (76x76cm)
Yesterday was the start of 1st term back at Splashout Studios and what a great session we had. Concentrating on honing our drawing skills. The first 2 images are loosening up exercises, with the final image obviously being the finished draft (for some future masterpiece haha). This is what I love about Splashout Studios - you learn stuff. What a great start to the year - I can't wait to see what else they have in store for us this term.
Hi, I'm Madeleine Elkin, a home based arts and crafts hobbiest, who's starting to spread her wings into the art world. Hope you enjoy being kept up to date with the trials and tribulations I encounter along the way, together with news on up coming events.