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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.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Colouring my mid-term drawing

My mid-term independent drawing for my NIC Fine Arts 111 class has to show linear perspective (lines converging on a vanishing point) and atmospheric perspective via colour. The critique will take place this coming Tuesday, February 23.
The medium that works best on the drawing paper supplied by the college is chalk pastels. They are a challenge to work with, so I bought some conte´ crayons to see if they would make less chalk dust. Well, maybe. There was still a lot of chalk dust to deal with today.
Here is the work so far. I need to do the light fixture on the ceiling, which I do not know how to do, and work on my shading and cast shadows. Hard, hard work - many, many hours of work - but very rewarding. I love the discipline of the college course, as I would never apply myself like this otherwise.


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