Monday Murals – 30th Street Underpass Mural – Part 2

….the artist is Nick Sweetman who worked with First Nations historian Phil Cote

 The main idea of this project is to find an effective way to interpret Cote’s cultural experience and knowledge of signs of Indigenous symbols, language and interpretation to those who see it. This will help users digitally experience the stories of the artwork.

Thanks to Marsha for hosting Photographing Public Art https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/08/05/ppac-58-busy-art-in-black-white-and-color/ and Sami for hosting Monday Murals https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/2022/08/monday-mural-at-dentist.html

This mural is so large that I’ve divided it into 4 parts. Here is part 2:

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Art in my Sketchbook – Part 2

yesterday I started the Sketchbook Revival lessons

The first lesson is with Danny Gregory who is the founder of Sketchbook Skool. He had us find an interesting shoe to draw and we had to gather up a variety of drawing tools, like markers, pencils, crayons, pastels, watercolour, etc.. Then he timed us as we were drawing our shoes and we had to change our drawing implements about every 30 seconds. It was actually a lot of fun. Here is my finished piece.

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Our second teacher yesterday was Carla Sonheim. I’ve taken dozens of classes with her and love her style. Her lesson was based on one-liner drawings where you quickly draw and object with lifting your pen off the paper. We had to draw cats, flowers in a vase, an elephant and a toilet.

Then we had to pick our favourite drawing and create a new drawing but this time we didn’t have to make it all in one line. She also encouraged us to use bits of paper to collage into our books and draw one of our characters around the paper. Here are some of my cats and my elephant.

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We were also encouraged to add some colour to our final characters.

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London – Day Three – Part 2

…..after Highgate Cemetery

Down the hill from Highgate Cemetery we were directed to look for a pub that came highly recommended. Unfortunately when we got there the pub was being completely renovated and wasn’t open for business. We didn’t have to walk far before we found another place with a lovely patio. It was a little chilly to be sitting outside so we opted to go inside The Vine. Only one other table was occupied but the bartender greeted us and directed us to a table for four and handed us menus.

Normally an empty pub doesn’t bode well for good service or food but in this case it was completely the opposite. Our waiter was delightful and the food was delicious.

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After a pint of larger or cider and a few sharing plates we headed off towards Camden Market.

With hundreds of stalls selling clothing, crafts, and food, Camden Market is one of Europe’s largest markets. It is divided into different markets. We started in the Camden Lock Market which is on the street level and next to the locks. There were lots of food vendors here and a variety of stalls selling anything from books, music and flowers to vintage clothes.IMG-8642
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At first glance I thought the market was actually quite small but then we walked through a hole in the brick wall and we experienced a whole new world. There are literally hundreds of vendors in the Stables Market.

The Stables Market is located in historic former stables and the Grade II horse hospital which served the horses pulling Pickford’s distribution vans and barges along the canal. Many of the stalls and shops are set in large arches in railway viaducts.IMG-8651
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It is very easy to get lost in this place. If you like this kind of market give yourself a couple of hours to really see this place and check out all the vendors.

365 Days of Art – Part 2 of Tape n’Stuff

…..day 79

I went back to some of the one-liner birds that I had done and decided to redraw two of them onto the taped and collaged background that I created yesterday. After I lightly drew the shape onto the collaged surface I took acrylic white paint and filled in the shape. After it dried completely I used a Koi Colouring Brush Pen in black and outlined the shape and added a few details. I then applied some water with a brush to the black marks to soften them and create shadow.

Here is the first completed piece:

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Ground II

….I enjoyed part I so much I decided to do a different twist on Cee’s challenge for ground

As I was searching for photos of the ground I discovered photos with different perspectives of this week’s theme. Here they are:

Flying Above the Ground (over Italy)

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Walking Under the Ground (tunnel under Humber College)

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Dug Up From the Ground (ruins outside Florence)

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Drawing on the Ground (drawing in Assisi)

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Running on the Ground  (Frances at the park)

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Eating from the Ground (Horse in Florence)

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Walking on the Ground/Grass (for the first time)

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Playing on the Ground  (Camp Kawartha)

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Jumping on the Ground  (Jump Rope for Heart)

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Sitting on the Ground (in Rome)

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Lying on the Ground (in Rome)

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Examining the Ground (Stuck in the mud in Assisi)

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Shadow on the Ground (in the park)

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