Week 5 Term 2. Looking Closely.

Time is flying. And so am I. From high over the Indian Ocean this week’s writing is taking place and completed in The Marais Paris. In fact learning to sketch as you travel is exactly what EHS is about.

It may be round your neighborhood or round the world. Do check our Sketch Holidays and find one to suit. Your life will never be the same again!

I’ve seen your delightful sketches this week, and constantly surprise myself how much personality you all get into those loose lines you create. I shouldn’t be surprised at all of course as that’s what we tutors are drumming into you. Observe and get it down fast. Treat the colour the same way.

The tutors are loving your EDM sketches too. Sounds like a little competition going on!  But what is so terrific is that you’re sketching your own idea of each day’s subject. And we all enjoy the humour.

For everyone this week the challenges were as always, to push you out a little more. In watercolours you’re learning how much water to add. Where to put the paint. Where not to put the paint. How to get the colours you want. It will happen. Just play.

For other classes we did a rather different version of the ‘self portrait’. I remember years ago seeing a work by NZ painter Frances Hodgekins. As students they’d been asked to do a self portrait. Instead of looking in the mirror, as the other students had, she emptied her handbag and painted what was in it. Brilliant. It said so much about her and more.

We definitely learned more about some of our students when we were out on location looking into shop windows. Trying on hats one students said “Oh I forgot we were here to sketch”

Same for you this week. Maybe you learned a little more about each other too.

So let’s take a look.

TUESDAY GENERAL. MAY 24 ’16

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TUESDAY NEW SKETCHERS. MAY 24 ’16

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WEDNESDAY GENERAL. MAY 25 ’16

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WEDNESDAY NEW SKETCHERS. MAY 25 ’16

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THURSDAY GENERAL. MAY 26 ’16

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FRIDAY GENERAL. MAY 27 ’16

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SATURDAY GENERAL. MAY 28 ’16

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SATURDAY NEW SKETCHERS. MAY 28 ’16

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This week’s post comes from Paris. Next week’s from the village of Trausse in the South of France.

©EHSMay’16

 

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