Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The last painting class

Tuesday was my last 'creative painting in water based media' class and I am glad that it is over. I found that creating lessons that introduced the three media (ink, acrylic, watercolour),covered basic and innovative painting skills PLUS pushed the participants towards their personal voice was really difficult.I've been stitching for the last few years, not painting.I thought that teaching painting would inspire me to do more of it, but I only painted when preparing to teach. These are some of my recent demonstration or preparation watercolours. The most I will say about them, is that they are different from the way I used to paint.


  1. Anonymous4:09 am

    Yes, I guess the classes would have been hard going( teaching anything is hard "jacka"), but Art also causes us to open up parts of ourselves, that we may not be aware of, or want to be aware of. While I was at Art School doing Creative drawing, some people would weep, get v, angry etc. (strong emotions). I love your pictures. They are lovely and fresh, and have lots of life.

  2. I think your classes would have been wonderful ((I wish I lived closer I would love to do a painting or cloth/stitching class with you)...Beautiful paintings and beautiful do them both so well.

    Jacky xox

  3. i bet your classes were awesome, but it sounds as though your heart is not there, but in the stitch.

  4. You definitely have the sensitivity for the medium of painting, but I think your heart resides in the tactile qualities of cloth and stitching.

  5. ooh judy, these are wonderful! i have such a soft spot for watercolors...

    i find that at some points on our journey, certain mediums speak louder than others. so one may take a step back and another a step forward. i flow with it and see where it takes me.

    would be so curious to see how you used to paint with watercolors, the evolution...

    replied to your question over on my blog about my fringe meanings, which gave me the opportunity to define my relationship with fringes. thank you :)

  6. I like the idea of teaching what it is we need in our own lives, too -- so it is interesting to hear that that didn't quite work for you this time.

    And, I have to say I really love the top still life!

  7. Did I post a comment?
    I wanted to say that your painting skills are evident and its no wonder your textile work is so amazing with that skill behind you.

  8. I love ALL the paintings here ~ delicate/dreamy colours.


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