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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, February 16, 2016

Artistic Tuesday

This morning I auditioned fabrics for my planned art quilt, tentatively titled "Reflections in a Rocky Pool".

In the afternoon I went to art class at NIC. Today's class was on atmospheric perspective using colour. We all drew a cardboard box in two-point perspective, with auxiliary perspective for the flaps on the box, then used chalk pastels for the shading. It was a very useful class, and it is amazing how wonderful a cardboard box can look as art :-)

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