Hi guys kloe here
As I lay here in bed in Portugal ( not at my desk naughty me) after a busy day of swimming and art speaking of that three letter word that’s what this blog is about actually
I thought I’d tell you guys about the art class I've been attending for the last 13 before my last class in two week’s where I’ll be mounting five pieces * cries uncontrollably * and I’ll show you some of them before my exhibition ( Don’t worry I’ll bring my blog along too) I just want to say even thought i can be hard on myself as you'll see below and i know i'm not the most amazing painter and that I've got a long way to go but to all the people who would like to try art you should go for it and you'll be surprised like me how natural it feels and i'm not going to claim that i am but considering this is my first time at art i'm going to give myself a pat on the back ,Let's get started shall we...
*Warning I'm no Picasso *
I’m not gonna lie or sugar coat this i had my fair share of meltdowns * yes at my age * the whole reason for this exercise was to use grids to enlarge the horse as the picture was smaller before and you had to make it bigger . The thing I had most trouble with was getting the shape right and the head how in my head I wanted to look what I’m most proud of was the cross hatching on the stomach area
When I signed up for this course the pet portrait was what I was most looking forward too . There is a lot to pastel that I was surprised about for example when doing my cat Tom for the fur affect you have to put a lighter base colour then apply your desired colour then use a cocktail stick to scratch it out which I thought was clever . I would definitely say the crazier the method the better it usually looks .
Wow this has to be the hardest one not that I couldn’t do it but because at the other lessons we were given pictures of things to draw etc ,then we were told to do an abstract piece which kind of threw me a little it was like telling a child Who'd been learning to ride a bike and then taking away the stabilisers and telling them to ride the bike and not fall off ( probably the worst example but hey I tried ) but that being said once I found my rhythm at first I didn’t know what direction I was taking my piece in but once I used the tooth brush there was no going back I was in art heaven, the good thing about acrylic is that you can go over it so if there were bits I didn’t like I could go over them.
Check out the tooth brush effect in closer detail below !
I hope you guys have enjoyed my art course blog stay tuned for my exhibition blog post in over a week.
Do you paint or draw if so I’d love to know?
Until next time happy reading