Well, my ten week commitment of 100 pieces is almost at an end. If I thought the previous 8 lessons were a stretch, number 9 has been a real struggle. Using lots of layering, and varying techniques, we were to come up with a monochromatic piece with 20% of 'something else'. This might seem to be a simple instruction... but I found it quite difficult.
I tried to keep each of the quadrants different too. This has lots of layers..as they mostly do.
This one has fewer layers than the others. The black and white, with gestural brushstroke is definitely more 'me'. The background is torn text painted over with a greenish white.
It was fortuitous that I had this collage piece hiding among my painted papers. Lots of modelling paste gives great texture.
A very 'me' piece... tea-bag, stained muslin, and keyboard bits on a multi-layered background.
It is interesting that, by now, I am finding I can use my own 'voice' in these exercises. For a while I was trying to mimic Jane.
Next week will no doubt be the 'lesson to end all lessons'...in more ways than one.
I can highly recommend this online workshop, or indeed any of Jane's. She is a dedicated and serious tutor.
For more info visit Jane Davies. You'll find it worth your while, if only to see her wonderful work.