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Watercolors and Wine

Last week my sister and I had the opportunity to take an afternoon watercolor class taught by artist Kara K. Bigda. It was held at the Hardwick Winery and the class was combined with a wine tasting. I had a great time and it was also a fun day with my sister (going out for […]

Colored Pencil Exercises, Part 4

In my fourth and final colored pencil class we worked on portraits from a model. I only did this one other time in 2009 so I was really out of practice (to say the least). There were people in the class who had never drawn a portrait before (so I didn’t feel that self conscious). […]

Colored Pencil Exercises, Part 3

My latest colored pencil class was a bit unusual for me, as we worked on abstracts. Although I have made abstract drawings in my sketchbooks before, it’s rare that I have the desire to dabble in them. We started off by sketching in the Contemporary Gallery, featuring the exhibition Carrie Moyer: Interstellar. We were to […]

Colored Pencil Exercises, Part 2

We worked on still life in my second colored pencil class. As a warmup, when people were still filtering in, the instructor gave us an object in a bag and we were to draw it only by feel (no peeking). I got a pulley and I didn’t recognize what it was, which I think made […]

Colored Pencil Exercises

Last week I attended the first class of a four part colored pencil workshop at the Worcester Art Museum. We sketched in the museum (European galleries) after hours, which I’ve never done before. Then we went back to the studio and sketched some simple still lifes. I will have a review of the whole class […]