Thursday, 13 July 2017
OxGrowArts Workshop Pieces- 22nd June 2017
After hesitating until the last minute, I decided to go to this Painting and Drawing Workshop organised by OxGrowArts, situated at Hogacre Common Eco Park in Oxford. Here are the drawings I made there, sit intact in my sketchbook before they are removed and framed for their exhibition at the end of July next month.
My first piece was probably my most successful piece from that workshop, calling it Flower Study. Basically, this is a still-life study of some flowers that feature some buds flowering more than others do. I just love how I went on a journey with my brush pen, getting lost in the detail of all those negative spaces and shapes this flower was making. I am not an expert in flowers, but it gave a pink/purple flower when the bud was in bloom. I was advised to try out adding some colour. Therefore, I did...
... In addition, this happened! I loved the shape this 'vegetable' was making with its leaves. I wanted to get the shapes that the leaves were forming. However, acrylic paint was not behaving the way I wanted to do. Therefore, I ended up with just these abstract blobs on the page, and that is what they will ever be now before I ruin it even further. I called this piece "How Not to Paint Vegetables."