Into September, it is gradually getting more autumnal and the temperature has become cooler and crisper.
In Clyebank art group we had a couple of foresty themed nights, enjoying drawing pine cones, leaves, tree fruits and berries, a cute hut and other things! It is great to see folk express themselves and work on their own ideas and pieces and not always follow our suggestions!
The sunshine was still very strong at the Centre81 when we started to doodle with pencils and pens, having a bit of a relax while drawing some natural patterns and looking at the textures and shapes of objects such as pine cones.
We continued the tree theme from last week into painting using different watercolour sets and oil pastels, the feedback was really positive about the mixed media combinations and colours we tried out.
It was interesting thinking about the spaces between the trees and the characters and movement of them.
Clydebank art group is back after the summer holiday!
We had a meditative session drawing trees with the late summer sunshine flooding into the art room. Using varied art materials, we drew different types of trees in an atmospheric way… with a poem or two to help stimulate our imagination and inspire us.
The view out the window of the silver birch tree in the Centre81 community garden helped us, with its rustling leaves and purply pink silvery bark shining against the leaves and sky.
In May’s Zen Heart Brush, our Japanese calligraphy group, we wrote “世界” – sekai – world in Japanese.
The character se “世” – world/ generation/ society – has nice horizontal and vertical line combinations while kai “界” – world/ boundary/ limits – has an expansive movement within the kanji character. After some markmaking to loosen up, we enjoyed trying out the older tensho style as well as the kaisho styles.
We had lots of fun in our summer drawing sessions at Glasgow Botanic Gardens and Riverside Museum. We started with doodling to loosen up our drawings then we enjoyed sketching using pens and coloured pencils.
At the Riverside Museum, we enjoyed the open scenery upriver towards Glasgow’s modern buildings around the SECC – using biro pens on colour papers and oil pastels we created colourful views of the Clyde panorama!