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Monday, January 31, 2011

Calligraphy Retreat with Yves Leterme

We stayed at the Cenacle in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Roomed with April and this is our view from the room.

The name of the workshop was Watchfull Experimenting and the Fine Art of Controlled Scribbling. Yves also taught about his use of gesso which was a challenge!

Some of Yves' work with the special projector so everyone could see! Here he had added gesso over his work, and then added washes of color and lines and scratches.
There were 22 in the group!
It was so nice that Jim and Alice could come and visit!

Some quick photos of demos. Yves came all the way from Belgium and will be teaching at several locations. And some participants came from Michigan and Oregon. It was such a nice group to work with and learn from, even though I struggled with the abstract type of work at the end!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Collage

We started with watercolor paper, glued down the page from the phone book in April's class. Then used masking tape to tear away some areas and added the acrylic paint wash.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

One more step done

I worked on outlining the details that will be painted. Valerie gave me a little tutorial to help with the highlights and a little more info that I didn't quite remember from my class with her many years ago. Now to get the colors just right. And still have to add the 'Anniversary" lettering at the top and the "author" at the bottoom.