I winced when I logged on here to Curry Powder because it's been so long since I posted anything. I didn't really want to see the date of the last post, even. There are reasons for the long pause but all of those aside, there's one excellent reason to post the Drawing Group's recent celebration today: WE FINISHED OUR HOMEWORK!
One stunningly perfect morning in August we met up in Edmonds, WA to draw a favorite town haunt: the recently enhanced Old Milltown. The hardscaping and floral plantings took our breath away while the proper row of storefronts created a contrasting background to these. Hence, my suggestion was to create a two-layered drawing. We didn't discuss the intricacies of designing this way so it was only after we all got started that we realized that we had 3-D challenges ahead of us. We spent two hours sitting amidst the planters, grappling with perspective, color, pattern, you-name-it. After this, we took our work home with us and dealt with the next stages by ourselves. We did work on these in our weekly meetings once or twice, but needed to concentrate in solitude in our studios to really put them together.
So, four months later, we had all completed our pieces. One of us completed hers within weeks of that summer experience. The other two of us managed to get ours done last week. That's why we are celebrating! Usually, we spend one two-hour gettogether on a project. Sometimes these projects turn into a more developed one. In this case, we had our "homework." Take a look. Following the photos of the artwork I have posted a photo of Old Mill Town: