Friday, February 25, 2011

Blind Contour Friday and Watercolor Science

This week we drew my daughter's jewelery box from when she was a little girl (when the movie 'Anastasia' came out)  She chose the theme this week and joined us.  It is nice doing blind contours with a group because you can look at each others interpretation and also see what they concentrated on. [top left: Tabi's, top right: Ben's, bottom left: The picture of what it looks like, bottom right: mine

Yesterday we had unusually cold weather for where we live,  and I had a thought seeing frost on the car window.  What would happen if you did a wash of water color and put it outside wet?  I got my answer.  It actually showed up.  What a happy surprise!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Blind Contour Fridays

This weeks entry for Blind Contour Fridays was an azalea plant my Mom sent me for my Anniversary.  My Son is very quick so when he was done he decided to draw the bird feeder outside the kitchen window.  Looking at his bird feeders and how detailed he got them and the curved hooks of the holder, I think that subject interested him more than the plant. I liked how the lines of the azalea came out in mine, probably better than if I had looked at my paper.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Life Drawing Wednesday's

I started in a Life Drawing Group every Wednesday and thought I would post every week, but the last two weeks, I was too embarrassed of my work to post.  I even started to wonder what I was doing in this group.  This weeks model was very inspiring and relaxed and I was happy with the results enough to post.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Blind Contour Fridays

This is the last Blind Contour Friday with Peggy.  My son and I enjoy doing them together and they have become such a part of our Friday Schedule (people with Asperger's like routines and schedules, completely opposite of my personality)  We will be continuing to post on the Flickr Blind Contour group if you are interested.  This week we drew my daughters gum ball machine.  Benjamin's is the top drawing.  I liked that he got the globe of it so round. Twice.  I also like that he captured the gumballs inside.  Thanks for following along.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Blind Contour Fridays - We're the featured Artists

This week my son and I have the honor of being the featured artists at Peggy Cox sight
We were both thrilled and happy to be asked.
With all the kind responses and followers my son receives at his blog       and then being asked to be the featured artist he had to ask this morning, "Am I famous?"
Benjamin has Asperger's Syndrome and found by Grade 4 the public school system far too stressful.  When I began homeschooling him I couldn't say the word school and I couldn't teach him in a formal school style.  So I began just doing art with him and from there snuck learning into the art sessions.  (flour dough mixtures to make North America and then paint it in, 3 dimensional models of the solar system, things like that)  When I started Blind Contour Drawings as part of a course I was taking, Benjamin was very intrigued and wanted to do them as well.  So we started doing them together.    When Peggy started Blind Contour Friday we made it part of  our schedule.  We look forward to ending the week of school with the blind contours.  Thank you Peggy