Bienvenue à Paris! A chilly tarmac walk in Reykjavik woke me up. My lovely co-hosts Sue Ann Hum and Connie Willis met me at the hotel with a warm welcome and a glass of wine, then we enjoyed some yummy escargots. Looking forward to a good night's sleep. Tomorrow we hit the town for an intensive planning day.
Here is everything for a month away. Even I am amazed when I consider that it includes 22 sketching kits for artist participants! See you on the other side of the Atlantic!
I am the lucky art instructor for MyArtTrip.com, which means that I will be spending the whole month in France! From Paris to Provence and Normandy, we'll be walking in the footsteps of Van Gogh and Monet. I will be posting here daily, and copying it all to my Facebook page, Facebook.com/susanrubinstudio.
This is the first of what I hope will be a series in sharing techniques on this blog.
Yay? Nay? Interesting ? Boring? I value your feedback, so please comment! thanks - Susan
My Subject: Lupinus argenteus, Silvery Lupine. This Colorado native grows in abundance, though for a brief season, near my cabin in the Rockies at about 9200' above sea level
My Challenge: To create a drawing in which the fresh flower appears to be laid directly atop the herbarium sheet.
My Strategy: First draw the flower from a live specimen, then under-draw the herbarium sheet, and finally unite/separate the two with cast shadow.
My Materials: This piece is executed with colored pencil on Mylar film. I favor Faber Castell Polychromos, but I used a variety of brands on this piece. Pointy pencils. That's it.
Apologies for the inconsistent image tones captured by my iPhone camera over a few weeks' time.
Thank you for visiting my new and refreshed website. I'd like to bring a few colored pencil tutorials to this space. I am working on a progression now for my latest work. Stay tuned!
My Craftsy class, Colored Pencil Essentials, launched a year ago today. Now over 5000 people around the world are learning to mix colors, apply pencils like brushes, and create realistic drawings. To celebrate, I am offering everyone a HALF-PRICE COUPON for the class!
Use this link: www.craftsy.com/ext/SusanRubin_5272_H
- 2.5 hours of specific instruction divided into 15 minute lessons
- Permanent, anytime access to the class on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device
- Ability to ask me questions and post images on the interactive platform
- Now it's your turn. Give it a try!
Draw with me in France!
With my great friend Sue Ann Hum, seasoned host and planner extraordinaire, I am heading back to France at the My Art Trip drawing instructor! Early September follows the footsteps of VanGogh to Provence. The next adventure takes us to Monet's Gardens in Giverny. Each trip begins with three days in Paris. Museums, cafés and the original Sennelier store are just a few of the Paris highlights awaiting us.…
Check out all the details at MyArtTrip.com