CAE Certificate III in Visual Arts – Class 2: “Produce Paintings and Drawings” Blog written by Karen Robinson

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No. 6-19 Second 'Produce Drawings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph taken by Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws

No. 6-19 Second ‘Produce Drawings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Photograph of Karen Robinson drawing in class – Photo taken by fellow student in class 4th August 2016.  NB All images are protected by copyright laws

 

 

INTRODUCTION

My second class in ‘Produce Paintings’ and ‘Produce Drawings’ – these being subjects that are part of ‘Certificate III in Visual Arts’ has proven to be just as enjoyable this week, and just as challenging for me!  Over the years, I have become a master at using acrylic paints but never with oil paints.  So painting in oils, learning how to mix oil colours and their relating mediums – is no easy task!  It is though, an artistic skill that I am determined to persist with; and hopefully at the end of this series of classes, I will have gained some form of mastery in oil painting?!  As for my ‘Produce Drawing’ class – I am finding it more enjoyable and less frustrating and over time I feel drawing will become a favourite artistic outlet of mine.

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‘PRODUCE PAINTING’ CLASS:

No. 4-13 Second 'Produce Paintings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph taken by Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws

No. 4-13 Second ‘Produce Paintings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Photograph taken by Karen Robinson of ‘Produce Painting’ Teacher Vin Ryan demonstrating the mixing of oil paint colour palette.  NB All images are protected by copyright laws

 

Our ‘Produce Painting’ class commenced with our teacher – VIN RYAN going through, once again, the process of blending colours and using the colour wheel in order to achieve the right colour tones for one’s painting project.  Vin Ryan talked about experiencing the act of oil painting first as an artist; and then onto experiencing acrylics/water colours and stated that some students after this experience choose to work in acrylics – think this will be me!  He also explained that the colour blue is the dominate, stronger colour and that yellow is the weakest colour.  Vin also asked us to bring in a personal item to paint as it would help use learn quicker than painting from an object provided within the class its self.  It was also recommenced that we see our painting’s colour selection on a palette before placing paint onto our canvas.

 

 

Once we had settled back to our work area, it was then time to choose one of the glass objects set out on the table before us.  I found trying to emulate the glass colours reflected in the glass vase I chose, very difficult; and organising a limited colour palette, just as challenging!  Using the paint brush as a pencil to begin the outline of the glass vase is a new approach for me and a little frustrating.  Towards the end, I found myself just wanting to get the oil paint onto the canvas which didn’t really work – being that I was working with oil paints, as you need to approach finishing an oil painting in a progressive manner.  But it did allow me, to get a feel for how oil paint feels on the brush and on the canvas itself – that was a good thing for me.  It’s only my 2nd oil painting and I am sure with time, I will achieve a satisfactory result!

 

No. 13-13 Second 'Produce Paintings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph taken by Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws

No. 13-13 Second ‘Produce Paintings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Oil Painting and Photo by Karen Robinson.  Oil Painting Title:  ‘Vase’ Oil Paint on A3 290 gsm Canson Canvas Paper, 2nd August 2016.  NB All images are protected by copyright laws

 

 

‘PRODUCE DRAWING’ CLASS:

No. 1-19 Second 'Produce Drawings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph taken by Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws

No. 1-19 Second ‘Produce Drawings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Photograph taken by Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws

 

Our ‘Produce Drawing’ class commenced after our lunch break.  This gave me a chance to recharge after a frustrating ‘Produce Painting’ class!  The teacher Tim Jones directed the group to continue on with our observational drawings projects.  As a warm up, I commenced sketching last week’s subject matter – being the Magnolias in a glass jar of water.  I also draw a number of small sketches featuring segments of the same subject matter.

 

 

No. 4-19 Second 'Produce Drawings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph taken by Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws

No. 4-19 Second ‘Produce Drawings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Drawn & Photographed by Karen Robinson.  Drawing Titled:  ‘Magnolia Bud’ – Derwent Visual Diary Paper, 4B/HB Lead Pencil 2nd August 2016.  NB All images are protected by copyright laws

 

As I hadn’t brought in an object from home to draw, I searched the art room to see if there was anything of interest that I could draw.  I found this lime green and silver chrome lamp stand.  Standing it in front of me, I could appreciate clearly the light and shade elements of this object which I found pleasing and gave me more confidence to give it a go and just draw!

 

No. 8-19 Second 'Produce Drawings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph taken by Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws

No. 8-19 Second ‘Produce Drawings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Drawn & Photographed Karen Robinson.  Drawing Title: ‘Lamp’ Derwent Visual Diary Paper, 2B Lead Pencil, 2nd August, 2016. NB All images are protected by copyright laws

 

 

COMMENCEMENT OF ‘PRODUCE DRAWINGS’ VISUAL DIARY

At home – a number of days between this drawing class and the next, I decided to create a ‘Produce Drawing’ visual diary, where I commenced drawing a number of items that I found around my home.  I was hoping that by just producing simple, single item drawings, that I could help my observational skills, especially in relation to light and shade on the given object I was drawing.  I was also hoping that this process would also help me in my ‘Product Painting’ class by being able to observe more clearly, where light and shade exists on an item that I would choose to paint.

 

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Feeling very fortunate in being able to participant in these painting and drawings classes.  Being able to soak up the ambiance of Degraves Street itself, during my class break – very much adds to the over all pleasure of the day’s creative outcomes.  Art for therapy at its best for sure….

 

CAE is located in one of Melbourne’s iconic cafe/outdoor dinning locations – DEGRAVES STREET as photographed above.   Degraves Street’s bluestone cobble lane way, it’s postcard Parisian atmosphere of outdoor dining under umbrellas, and its quaint retail shops, certainly makes attending CAE’s art course each week – just that much more, an enjoyable experience!

 

© Karen Robinson – July 2016

 

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