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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.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Mid term art class critique

My Independent mid term painting is called Six Self Portraits. Each canvas is 12 inches square.
The college has been closed most of the week, including today, because of record wet snowfalls that making travel difficult and dangerous.

However, we were lucky yesterday as the Comox Valley campus was open until 4 pm, and we just had time to do our mid term Independent painting critiques. Two students were missing because of the snow, and everyone was rather subdued, with one eye on the window watching the wet snow come down and accumulate, so discussion was not as lively as usual. Still, it was great to see what the students had accomplished.

Two beautiful paintings, each about 36 by 24"  

My Six Self Portraits on the left and a trompe l'oeil painting by a fellow student.

Two more paintings.

A wonderful self portrait by a Japanese exchange student.

An interesting assemblage of paint and photos by a Chinese exchange student who likes to explore kitsch in his art.




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