Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Art classes

Because I've been wittering and Twittering on about how much I'm enjoying my beginners art classes I thought I'd share a couple of the pictures I've created since I started classes about 2 months ago.

Please bear in mind that I'm in my 50's never really done much sketching or painting since I was at school and these are the very first things I've completed, however I'm enjoying it so much and thats the main thing isn't it? I only went along to keep a friend company and I'm so glad she persuaded me to go with her.
I thought I was going to like paiting with watercolours best but when I tried them I found it rather difficult to control the colour and when we tried acrylics I hated it as I hate getting my hands sticky or messy and they are very messy.
What I am loving is working with coloured pencils, and pastels.
The picture of the tiger is done in Cretacolour pastel pencils which I treated myself to on Sunday when I went to the arts and crafts show at the NEC Birmingham.
The landscape with boats I did in WHSmiths artist quality watercolour pencils and the fruit was the very first picture I did at my first lesson and its done in soft pastels.
The pictures have come up in reverse order to how I wanted them as the most recent picture is at the top and the oldest at the bottom but I can't work out how to change the order - maybe my next class should be a basics of computing?
I'm not completely happy with my work yet but its a fair start, and I can see TONS of room for improvement but I'm fairly happy that I've managed to produce something that actually looks something like what I intended it to, thanks for looking.


HollybirdBeads said...

I love the tiger! I enjoy working with watercolour pencils too...I make one heck of a mess with paint (up my arms, on clothes, in my hair etc). I have just started going to life drawing classes which I'm really enjoying.

The Vintage Kitten said...

I cant believe that you are a beginner, they really are excellent. I particularly like the second picture, its a lovely scene and the face of the tiger is perfect. X

LindyLouMac said...

An artistic lady indeed xx

zai said...
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zai said...

Art class is everywhere in most of the countries. Among them, France is the most popular place to learn art lesson by joining in art school. You will improve your skill on painting landscape and meet the different kinds of techniques on how to draw.


Ellen said...

my gosh you're a pro Jan .
This is amazing you're mega talented.
That will be all your christmas presents soreted then