Thursday, May 28, 2009

More paintings...

Here are some more of the paintings I have been working on at my co-op. I really am learning a lot and loving oil paints.

This was week three and final touch ups of the lemon still life:

This is week two of a portrait:

Here is a detail of the face:

This is week two of my new glass bottle still-life: (painting glass is so hard!!)

In other news I am on a 10 day cleanse and so far I have completed six days! I am feeling great and really healthy. It is so good to rid my body of old toxins and start fresh. I don't wake up tired in the mornings. There is a focus that I don't normally have. Giorgio has joined me on the cleanse and we are hoping to make it for the whole 10 days.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Co-op Time!!

This summer is my Co-op semester for school. I am doing a placement with an old teacher of mine, Katherine MacDonald, who is such an incredible painter. There are three other students along with me and we pretty much get to paint, 8 hours-a-day, 4 days-a-week. It is such an amazing opportunity to learn. I am so excited to be painting more than just the typical 3 hours a week.

I am also learning how to oil paint. We have been there for a week and a half so far and I am already learning a lot, especially about oil painting.

Here are some things I have been working on.

These are from the two days a week that we are at the Dundas Valley School of Art with Katherine:

Week 1:

Week 2:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Seed Packets

Our assignment was to create a branding for some images for a specific company and their cause, and mine was for Evergreen and their campaign for greener schoolyards. I decided to make seedpackets. Each seed packet had a different child sprouting the plant the seeds were for. The combined image is the little banner to go under the display case for the packets.