Friday, November 23, 2007

This is a drawing that I did in class as a demonstration of the type of thing that I wanted for the "Old Masters" assignment in my drawing and painting class. The assignment is for the students to find and draw 10 drawings from realistic figuartive works of art. These pieces tend to be from the sort of artists that are known as "Old Masters".

It is a very traditional, old school way of learning to draw.

This is a figure that is actually a background sort of guy in the Waterhouse painting "Penelope and the Suitors". I thought that the drawing turned out very well. I was quite happy with it.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I have to talk about the big weekend that James had in his hockey games. He played two games and had a hot hand scoring 5 points in the two games- 2 goals, 3 assists. The team still hasn't won but hopefully he is getting noticed by some of the other coaches and can move up the food chain for next year.

You can catch the highlights from the game last Saturday against the Leaside Flames, James' old team, here and here where he scored twice and got one assist in a 6- 3 loss.

I have to admit that watching his assist, seeing him fly down the ice, which I thought was his best play of the game, always brings a smile to my face.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

This is a drawing that I did at our recent Parents Night. As you could probably guess, I wasn't that busy- I think that I only had 7 or 8 parents over the course of the evening. It is from Vermeer's "Head of a girl".

I had always thought that the painting was entitled "Girl with the pearl ear ring", but the movie was called that.

Look out drawing class- old masters assignment is coming!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

So here are a selection of drawings from having spent the day at the Royal Winter Fair.



















Ya' gotta like a good cow drawing. This was done in conte on newsprint.

















More cows! These were done with pencil crayon on manila paper. I liked the loose line quality in the one on the left.























This was my favorite drawing from the day. I didn't get to spend as long as I would have liked there because James had an early hockey game so I left about the same time as the kids.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

This Friday I am taking my Gr 11 and 12 drawing class to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for a day of drawing . I will post my efforts once I have had a chance to scan them.

Here is a drawing that I did on one of the trips.
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