Friday, November 27, 2009

Leaving my comfort zone

Our next assignment (Trip to Paris class) sure pushed me outside my comfort zone. The idea was to leave behind all pencil, erasers, and pens... and just use the 'brush'. Eek.... this sounded impossible and I felt like I was wearing someone else's shoes... but I gave it a try. I relaxed a bit when I discovered that the reference photos were darling little ballerinas. They were not as intimidating as some of the architecture that we've seen on our travels. Each sketch/painting was done in 5 min or less. 



<<< from my continuing adventures in Laure Ferlita's An Imaginary Trip to Paris class >>>

5 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Claire, I just found your blog and am enjoying your last few posts immensely. The little ballerinas are perfection and so wonderful to see what you can do sans pencil. The autumn leaf below is pure beauty...So glad to have clicked on your name on another blog's comment section.

Claire M said...

So glad you stopped by. Happy Holidays to you.

Krista Meister said...

And you did soooooo well outside your comfort zone, Claire!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Hi Claire, nice to meet up with you from your comment on my recent posting. Love the beer labels and found the Imaginery Paris Trip a brilliant idea. Your tutor sounds as wicked as me for my last workshop, their final piece of the day had to be with the brush alone!!!

Margaret Bednar said...

Really quite charming. I hope I do half as well leaving my ink pen behind...