art class

Sketching in the Butterfly House

Here are some photos from this morning’s Art in the Park class. It was lovely to spend a couple of hours in some tropical warmth. The butterflies are attracted to bright colour and kept landing on our paints and pencils. I think all the sketches convey a real sense of life. A good morning!  

Charcoal portrait

My art class this morning were practising drawing faces in charcoal, using putty rubbers (and electric rubbers, which are brilliant although they sound like dentist’s drills!) to lift out the highlights. It’s a good method to use when the subject is dimly lit. This is my unfinished drawing, sorry dude…