Saturday, February 22, 2014

Gestures and a New Brush

In continuing Inga Dubay's curriculum on Calligraphy and Drawing, this week we explored gestures. Since I didn't own a #20 brush, I used my Michael's 40% off coupon and bought a really nice Round Princeton Newton.  Oh, I'm in love with my new brush- the way it holds the watercolor paint, responds and makes gestures.

I chose one gesture and repeated it thirty times.

It's not easy to repeat the same gesture thirty times. Some didn't look at all like my first gesture.  I selected the three that I liked the best.  My favorites held energy and spontaneity, a free form look.  I can see how it takes lots of practice to get the feel of making gestures.  I'm much more comfortable with the contour drawings.

Next, we paint gestures to music in neutrals and then in color.

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