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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.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Painting class this week, theme "tools"

I am just finishing the third week of the third online watercolour painting class that I have taken from Jane LaFazio. This one is called Watercolor Sketchbook: Designs from Life.  The goal is to draw and paint several pages each week on an assigned theme, and on the same page, to find abstract designs inspired by the images. Then to reinterpret the images as stamps or stencils or rubbings. All lots of fun, challenging, and so much learning!
This week the theme was "from the factory, or garage", with the assignment to draw and paint tools, preferably rusty ones.

I drew and painted three pages, but did not get to carving any stamps or stencils.

Tools from the garage.

Another beautiful old tool from the garage.

Tools from my hand sewing kit.

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