Then they chose a landscape photo from my selection - guess what one chose a woodland (no sky!) another an area of moored yachts on the north Norfolk coast with a plain sky! Here is a WIP view of the woodland with bluebells - yet to be completed
that I gave her the dreaded copper coffee pot to work on and tone in graphite. She did so well that by mid afternoon I suggested she redraw it and tone it in three coppery water colours. Amazing progress on her first day with us.
Last, but by no means least, is the work of our young lady who joined us in February. Knowing how well she had worked with graphite before, I decided to bring along a set of Pitt Sepia pens for her to work with and suggested she sketch an ink pot and its box. The ink was nut brown, so we planned after the penwork to add some diluted ink washes .. but time ran out. This first image she was not satisfied with so started again larger and almost fell off her chair when I suggested she tackle the lettering. Its so great to give each member a little push into more than they think they can do and this result is masterful.
I may not have had time to add new posts to my blog lately, but when I do I certainly give you a lot to look at!!!