Our last online lesson with Jane Davies was to construct our own lesson, then follow it through. We were given TWO weeks to do this, so that there could be discussion with Jane about the parameters we were setting ourselves in the first week. We then had a week to do our 10 pieces.
Above is one of my final pieces....It could do with a little tweaking here and there but, basically, I'm happy with it.
I chose to take a photo of my own, a still life, and progress it through many stages to abstraction. Jane thought it might be a little difficult, but I was sure I wanted to do it.
I began with one of my own photos, cropped, from a dinner party. (I have plenty of those).
Then I simplified it so that I had a better idea of shapes, textures, and colours that I wanted to use.
Keep in mind that these are EXERCISES, and done fairly quickly, though some have many layers of line, veiling, etc.
I've not included all the pieces I did...just a few.
It was a wonderful lesson in setting your own goals, and in following through on a series. So much so, that Jane has kept the class open for a couple of weeks so that anyone else who feels inclined to have a go it this, can.
I guess that validated my decisions for my own lesson.
For anyone with some internet and blogging skills, Jane's classes are SO worthwhile. She really pushes you to find your own voice, and hands you the tools to use to do so. She is thorough and constructive in her criticism.
It is an absolute bonus to see how all your classmates progress, and how they all deal differently with the same lesson.