I’ve started doing a once monthly course for 4 months, on abstraction with artist Liz Hough, https://www.schoolofpainting.co.uk,. I’m working from the image of an old painting I ruined. ( I have a large stock of those, I might add!) Luckily I took a photo at a stage when I felt it was going in the right direction. These are my first efforts working in charcoal, getting to know the painting again.
The coloured one is the photo of my old painting before I ruined it. The others are worked in charcoal, graphite, pastel black and acrylic white. Investigating mark making and playing with images from the original. These are just a few:
And a wonderful sight on my walk the other day, mimosa against a deep blue sky, reminiscent of the colours of Ukraine.
Then the weekly 1 hour Monday morning drawing session from this Monday, again in Ukraine’s colours, because it’s rather difficult to do anything without thinking of the suffering of those brave souls.
The cranes started flying south a couple of weeks ago, and spring flowers are peeking through, a bit of cheer for worrying times.