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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Creative Threads Conspiracy 2016

Krista's Structural Improv workshop over Friday and Saturday was great!

My in progress pieced top.

Six happy students and Krista (second from left).

Next step in the self-portrait assignment

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Proceeding with self-portrait art class exercise

I am working on my shades of grey self-portrait for my NIC art class.

The instructor told us not to worry about a likeness, but to think about facial proportions. I know that the right side eye is smaller and crooked, but I kind of like it, so am not going to change it. I need to do the hair, that will be for tomorrow.

Art class tertiary colour assignment

Last colour mixing assignment was to mix the six tertiary colours: yellow-orange, red-orange, red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green, yellow-green.

The painting exercise was to use all 6 tertiary colours, and possibly white, no black - no shades or tints, and create a piece that expressed movement.

I made a painting of verticals in cool colours, and collaged painted circles of warm colours on top. I like this the best of my colour exercises.