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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.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Painting homework

I had a great day in the studio working on my homework for my Fine Arts class.

I created large abstract sheets in black, white and shades of grey. Then I cut up those sheets and made two collages.

First collage on white paper made with rectangular pieces from each of the 3 abstract sheets.
Detail from the first collage.
Detail from the first collage.
Detail from the first collage.
Second collage on black sheet, this time using organic shapes.
Detail from the second collage. 
Detail from the second collage.
Finally, I worked on creating my grey scale paint chips. Lots of fun mixing all those shades of grey, and seeing how acrylic dries darker that it appears when wet. Very interesting medium to work with!

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