Monday, April 25, 2016

Do You Like Doing Homework?

     When you get assigned homework do you get right on it or do you put it off? Do you look at it as busy work or do you enjoy it? I've almost always loved homework. I find that I can't wait to start it and look at it as a challenge and try to do my best. I'm presently taking an Art Cloth Mastery Class from Jane Dunnewold and have lots of homework assignments to get finished before I go back to her studio in October. Many of the assignments involve color studies of one kind or another. A few of them I've done before, but not in the same way. I'm finding that I'm learning a lot from doing them. I decided to start with the painting exercises on watercolor paper. I'm using Prochem textile paints. Here is the result of one assignment.
color gradients with paint on paper
These actually took a long time to make. I spent about 30-40 minutes on each one. They are going to be handy tools when I want to make a certain color with either paint or dye. I still have more paint exercises to do with value and color. It's fun being a student again and having homework instead of grading someone else's.
That's all for now. I just wanted to make a quick post since I haven't posted for a couple of weeks. Things have been busy here (but good). Thanks for visiting.


  1. Fabulous - I'd love to take a class with JW.
    Do you have her books??

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    1. I've waited a long time to take a class with Jane. I waited until I had the time to devote fully and had tried enough things on my own. Yes, I have two of her books and have ordered her newest one. I have "Art Cloth" and "Finding Your Own Visual Language". I refer to both of them over and over.

  3. Enjoy your homework! I will be taking Jane's Strength training in the summer...


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