Friday, January 23, 2009
some of my Wed. art class flower sketches
A bright spot in the dark of winter --Every Wed. I take a 'Botanical Illustration' watercolor class in Riverside at my teacher's studio ---she lives in a bright blue house overlooking the Mianus river --the 8 students (she has 3 classes a week) sit at tables in her seaside-themed house and look out at the frozen river and paint flowers and all sorts of natural things.
I like this 'escape' from the real world --also, I never talk about running with my classmates -they know I run, but we talk about common themes, like kids, writing, movies and art- so it is a different identity for me:)
This Wed. we painted anemomes --purple and pink feathery flowers. Our teacher is so talented, and displays her artwork (she sold a sketchbook for $1,000 the other day) so just walking around her house is inspirational. --plus she is British with a great sense of humor, and she makes us coffee with warm milk. I have been friends with my classmates for years, and they are also talented... Next Wed. we are painting Valentines' Day hearts and flowers...