Still lifes are a low cost, accessible way to develop drawing and painting skills.
|Willem Kalf (1619–1693), oil on canvas|
|Paul Cezanne: Still Life with an Open Drawer 1877–1879|
|Piet Mondrian: Still Life with Ginger Pot (1911)|
We went on to explore how charcoal can add depth by smudging and redrawing and finally we gave definition by carefully adding white pastel.
The finished pieces were "revealed" by removing the "frame" of masking tape.
Beautiful results - well done everyone!
Next time we're going to consider how and why artists work in a particular way. Plenty of room if you would like to join us...