A blog about making art. Everyone is encouraged to communicate and share ideas.
Monday, June 15, 2015
I arrived late at my drawing group today, caught behind a tractor. The first pose had already begun. It was a ten minute pose and I didn't think it would be worth it to use a piece of my prepared paper so I found a pastel that wasn't working and began to transform it into a new person, a new pose, new light. In the past I have wiped the old image away and have been left with a muddy background. This time I simply began working on top. I did that all morning and these were the most successful products. I like the feeling of time and the richness of the layering.
I'm an artist-educator who uses imagery in all that I do, from painting, drawing, print-making and mail art to reflective journals around action research in schools. I believe in creating learning environments that are democratic, and collaborative where we are honest, open and caring.