I did a post a few weeks back about the final project I did for my most recent painting class a few months ago. Several years ago I also took drawing and all sort of wonderful classes while doing a certificate in Fine Art Techinques at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
At the time I began classes I was struggling with an illness and was unable to do many of the things that I loved doing previously. But I had always wanted to take art and it was something I could do. So I took one class and my first teacher was so supportive and told me I actually had talent and should continue to so signed up for the certificate. I can honestly say that art helped me stay sane while cooped up. If you have never taken a class or painted a painting or done a drawing since grade school – but you would like to – you are where I was back then. I encourage you to take the leap you never know what might come of it.
Here are some pics of some of the work I did during and since my time at Emily Carr:
I haven’t had a chance to paint much in the past month or so but I’m pretty proud of the work that I have done that hangs in my home, and in others as well.
This piece is the result of the final project of my most recent art class at Emily Carr, and my favourite of all my work. Our task was to do a little research and try our hand at painting a copy of a work of a master. I chose Marc Chagall. I found a decent digital picture I could download from the Metropolitan Museum’s website and printed it out ( the picture taped to my board on the upper right). I did my best to recreate the work (with acrylic on 18 x 20 canvas). It took about about 15 hours in all. I am really proud of how I did:
The small piece is a quick one-hour study of some fruit that my teacher brought into class.