Week 3, 9, 10, 11, Instead of "Let's Face It 2023", I thought I would try PYHaS 2023. I ended up winning the "Let's Face It 2023" (thanks Kara Bullock!!) so happily worked on both.
We were in Mexico for the first 3 months last year so I worked on both classes in my sketchbook with the few supplies I had on hand. The results I made were interesting compared to the demo and I had to be creative without having the same supplies.
I also watched some of the videos and incorporated bits and pieces into my own work (not posted here). Watching the creative process is so intriguing to me. Again, the course is mine to go back to even when it is over. I would recommend any of the years if you are interested (started in 2017). Right now 2024 is on sale.
Below are the sketchbook results of the demos on this year long online course. I have posted them throughout the year on this blog with write up and instructor's names. They are in the order that I completed them, not in the weekly course order.
I was in Mexico for the first 3 months of the course and worked in my sketchbook with the limited supplies I had. It was interesting and frustrating trying to get similar results. The wonderful thing about this course, I watched the videos (without working on it) and incorporated some of the methods in my own work. This worked well for me as I paint what inspires me and what I see/feel in the world around me.
The great news is I won this course last year (thank you Kara Bullock!!) and it doesn't expire so I can keep going back. Each of these demos is to give you an idea of how the instructor teaches and if it resonates with you and you want to learn more, full courses are on Kara Bullock's website: karabullockart.com I also signed up for the course in 2022 so have that to work on as well. I did not sign up for this year as I have more than enough to work on, but am enticed for next year. I would highly recommend any of the "Let's Face It" years on her website. @karabullockart @olga.s.furman
Week 7 was a demo by Angela Kennedy @angelakennedy. Once again, supplies were minimal. I did not have acrylic inks, various pencils, and white conte. I used a 2B pencil and watercolour. The first photo is the demo half way through when Angela decided she wanted to change the hair, what fun following along. Week 8 was a mixed media demo by Holly Beals @hollybeals I used acrylic and mixed papers. I did not have acrylic ink, stencils, mixed textured papers, gloss medium, mat varnish and airbrush medium. This was a fun piece but difficult watching the wonderful effects Holly created in hers.
In the Red Barn Arts Centre in Sicamous B.C. the Eagle Valley Brush and Palette Club has a space to hang the group's paintings. Betty has a monthly theme and September was vegetables. I saw this avocado on Ali Kay's @Freshpaint group and thought that would be perfect. Well it turns out (after I painted it) that an avocado is a fruit! Good thing I had also painted a drying rack with onions on it. Betty had the group over for a day of sketching/painting/visiting/pot luck lunch/laughter and games. I found a shady spot in her garden and painted the onions using oil paint. I put both paintings up, to see if anyone else notices or finds the avocado as funny! The end result was I pretty much was the only one that thought it was a vegetable!
Above: "Ripe and Ready" 10" x 8", Acrylic, framed and for sale
Below: "On The Drying Rack", 8" x 10", plein air oil, framed and for sale
Karen Oliver's Art Journey
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