Group: The Calligraphy Society of Victoria
Place: Melbourne Victoria AUSTRALIA
Date: this past weekend November 2015
Theme: Purely Pencils - a two-day workshop
It is always rewarding to see the what class participants create by the end of a workshop. This class was no exception. Unfortunately many of my photos were blurred, which is unlike me, so I can't show a full representation of the group, what I can show are these excellent results.
It is the nature of the pencil, be it H, B or other to demand a slow and consistent amount of time and effort to create little finished works. Most of the work here therefore, is unfinished.
This exercise is called from Nature to Paper. It is an exercise I developed to show people how easy it is to create a colour scheme from a small snippet from the garden. People are astounded just how many colours, tints and shades can be found in just one small plant. But, the beauty is, it works!
Here we have used the letterforms of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the simple design backgrounds of both his and the painting-to-the-line technique of Adolf Bernd.
My unpainted grevillea demonstration
These simple little graphic design exercises
are for trialing different pencil media such as water-soluble graphite,
watercolours, graphitint, inktense etc.
Thank you CSV for the invitation to teach this enjoyable workshop for your group and thank you to the creative participants:
A night out with friends. My hostess Liz Sansom & Lyne DeLuca.
The weekend was tinged with incredible sadness and shock of terrorist attacks in Paris, the second time this year, outrageous! From someone who travels a good deal and in my sixtieth year, I shan't shy away from future travel to share and enjoy my passion for letters. These criminals - not only those who pulled the triggers but their lunatic supporters - will be defeated and I shall continue to stand in support of, and solidarity for, democracy, equality and freedom.