Monday, July 28, 2014


These are part of my work done for Laura Lein-Svencner's workshop.  Small sketches are as important in collage as in drawing.  It gets you 'in the zone' and is great practice for larger work.

Now all I need do is remember what I learned, every time I assemble a collage.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Where have I ask?

Well I've been up to my ears in online workshops.  Doing TWO at once. Perhaps I'm a little manic.

My first was with Carla Sonheim.  Fun, fun, fun.  I was drawing 'Imaginary Creatures'. 

We began by doing contour drawings of 'real' animals, to get into the swing of it...

Then on to turning watercolour 'blobs' into critters.

Here are some of my results:

My next workshop, more serious, was a 'back to basics' collage workshop with Laura Lein-Svencner.

We went through the various aspects such as Line, Texture, Emphasis.  Some of my results (remember, they are 'exercises') were quite interesting.

It made me really think about where each piece went in the various exercises.  Let's hope I remember when I'm getting serious.

By the way.....we were restricted (mostly) to using magazines for images.  I think I'm now hooked on Fashion mags....they have such dramatic photos.