Today I walked into class late (they would reduce the Woodbine bridge to 1 lane in the direction I was going on today of all days) and was extremely pleased to see that Reissa had joined us! Yay! And she did really well for her first day, although much like Elizabeth and I on our first day, she didn’t think so. She’s wrong and I’m not afraid to say so.
Today was very messy. Kathy had prepared a page of paper for Elizabeth and me that was covered in charcoal. Then we had to do the opposite of what we did before (conté on construction paper) – we had to erase the charcoal for our contrast! And not an easy thing – the watering can with leaves wrapped around it. Well, I wasn’t thrilled with the outcome, but it is what it is.
On Sunday I ordered myself some watercolour coloured pencils because Kathy had told us that if you’re going to work with coloured pencils, these are the best – just as pencils – but have the flexibility of being water colours as well. So, hoping they might arrive today, I drove the three students over to DeSerres and I picked up a selection of brushes.
Then to my delight, my pencils arrived this afternoon! Only thing is…Kathy hasn’t taught us colour yet and I forgot about watercolour paper.
So, this week’s experimentation will be very messy at home too! But what the heck, the one thing I’ve learned is that you can’t really do anything wrong in art – especially since if I try some watercolour pencil fruit – I can eat the evidence!