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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Watercolour in progress

I have been trying to draw every day, inspired by Laura Kemshall, see the Daily Drawing page on the right side bar. It is giving me confidence to draw. I have always felt disappointed by my lack of drawing ability, and actually felt that my brain hurt when I tried to draw. But I am learning to relax and let it happen.

Today I returned to my watercolour painting group after our summer break. I drew a Big Leaf Maple leaf, and Lina helped me to paint it. It is still in progress, and awaits more advice from Linda next Tuesday.

The real leaf and my drawing and partial painting. So pretty!!

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