Category Archives: Windy Studio

Lifedrawing – 19 March 2015

Pulled out some conte pastels and worked on A3 cartridge. It was nice to draw after painting for so long, and with such a soft medium. First session of the year, I should have gone out to some other groups … Continue reading

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Glazed Over…

One of the frustrating parts of working with clay is how slow the process can be, especially when you’re still learning. It has taken over three months to get to our first glost firing. Let me define that jargon for … Continue reading

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Life Drawing – 25 September 2014

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Tried something different and layered india ink over my watercolours. Gave a very “noir” feel to the images, which was fun, and matched the moody lighting we run during lots of sessions. Continued using flesh tones over greens. Getting into … Continue reading

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Paper clay – an introduction

Paper clay is a confusing term. When you google “paper clay” you often get images of and references to papier mache and similar non-ceramic media. When I talk about paper clay I mean something very specific – a ceramic firing … Continue reading

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Life Drawing – 11 August 2014

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Life Drawing – 21 August 2014

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I mixed things up a lot for this week, and made an abortive attempt at sculpting – abortive because the paper clay I prepared was still too moist, so wouldn’t hold the necessary weight. Lots of media – pencil, some … Continue reading

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Life Drawing – 14 August 2014

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Had a much better session today. Last week none of my paintings felt cooperative. Started out with charcoal gesture drawings, trying to situate the figures in actual space as often as possible. After that moved on to pencil + watercolor, … Continue reading

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