Last week was the sixth and final week of my on-line class with Jane LaFazio on Journal Style Sketching and Watercolor. We turned our attention to objects made by machine. The issue here is symmetry. Jane suggested choosing something that you really like and TAKE YOUR TIME with it. Good advise because getting these drawings took a lot longer than the other drawings I’ve done.
My first choice was a wonderful antique iron by Sunbeam, the Iron Master model. Pure simplicity and grace in a household object.
Next up . . . a bottle of wine with a journal entry and a roly-poly wine glass. I didn’t leave much off of the actual label — it’s a rather simple label — but I was pleased to capture the artwork as well as I did and it was fun to put the date of the drawing on the label.
My journal entry says: A good wine and a few good friends are always an agreeable combination. Keep the reds at room temperature but chill the whites. A cracker and cheese are a natural for keeping a clear head and a steady hand. Cheers!
How is it possible that six weeks have evaporated? I have had so much fun with this class! And, as with every class I’ve ever taken, I’ve learned as much from my fellow students as I did from the instructor — a bonus factor I always take into consideration when evaluating the fee I pay for a class. If you are considering taking a sketching class, I wholeheartedly give my endorsement for signing on with Jane. I will be taking more classes with her in the future.