Art school

Art classes: week 1

I went to my first ever art class on Wednesday night. I was nervous, but then, everyone else in the room (14 other students) probably was too. We’re just about all beginners.


Copy of Raymond McIntyre’s Self portrait, 1915


A dark mess

Tea pot painting

This was a toned-ground exercise from my acrylics starter kit. It was a bit of a disaster—mainly because I ran out of white and mixed most of the colours way too dark, but also because I got discouraged, started experimenting, and made a bit of mess of it. Again, I learnt a lot, though, and I did enjoy creating the toned-ground effect.

I also did a reasonable quick sketch from the photo before I attempted the painting:

Tea pot sketch