It was with much anticipation that I awaited my class with Misty Mawn. For many years I have admired her work, visited her blog, even bought a piece for a friends birthday (mmm still dont own one myself.... yet!!!). See picture below of Misty and myself.
I most definately was not disappointed when I met the delightful Misty and took one of her classes (oh how I wish I could have taken them all). Misty is such a beautiful person, very quiet, unassuming and extremely talented. What a treat to be able to take a class with her and learn some of her techniques.
The first part of her class was spent watching Misty demonstrate her backgrounds and then going back to our desks to play around with her techniques. We layered paints, scraped some off, added some more, daubed some off, transfered images..... lots & lots of fun!
After we done a few backgrounds we then learnt how to paint our images!!! Firstly we chose images we wanted to use from magazines, photos, art books and placed them on our background. Misty then taught us her technique for painting these images... fantastic!!! I know I have a lot of practicing to do, but I loved playing around, trying to get shadowing, colour etc.
She has a rather solemn look upon her face this girl....but for my first attempt I was quite happy with her (I did have a bit of help from Misty too). She does have a funny looking orange blob near her mouth which I think I may have to take some artistic license with later (dont know what happened there).
I was not too happy with the mittened hands that I had chosen for this piece though (we live and learn). I have placed a little acorn in the hands to make it look like someone is holding them. I am still not sure if this piece is finished.... might need some words, an image or two....will look at it for a while and decide later.
Overall a wonderful class, thank you so much Misty, I learnt heaps and had so much fun in the process.
I have to finish off some pennants for a banner swap this afternoon... its a bit overcast and drizzly rain so a nice day to be inside with the fire and play with my fabrics.
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