Thursday, August 25, 2011

Student Drawings

My online class Drawing & Painting Trees started last Friday. I am so pleased with the work the group is doing, so I wanted to share some of it with blog readers. In the first week, we are studying the concept of taper-the diminution in size from trunk to limb to branch to twig, as well as using Ruskin's Elements of Drawing to do some drawing exercises. Although students are encouraged to work from life, I have also posted many examples of 19th century drawings so that students can also make copies, a time honored way of learning. Students are using pencils and charcoal. This is just a small sample of the many drawings the group has produced over the last six days.

Judy Warner, Harvard, MA

Judy Warner, Harvard, MA
A Ruskin exercise

Tom Peterson, Canton CT

Deb Mason, Fredericksburg, TX
copy of a Jervis McEntee drawing

Sandra Daunt, New Ross, Ireland

Jamie Kirkland, Santa Fe, NM
Ruskin exercise

Jan DeLipsey
Dallas, TX

Julie Davis, Austin, TX
Ruskin exercise

Chris Chisholm, Tyngboro, MA
Copy of William Trost Richards drawing

Phoebe Chidester
Clearwater, FL

Rose Tanner, Banff, Canada

Anne Marie Propst, NC
Concord, NC


Casey Klahn said...

You have many talented students!

Caroline Simmill said...

Simply beautiful work Deborah a delight to see, thank you for sharing! You must be so proud of how the students are doing. I took this course and it remains one of my favourite courses of yours to date.

Deborah Paris said...

Yes, I do Casey!

Hi Caroline- I am proud of them. Your class was a good one too!

Deborah Elmquist said...

Your students are learning masterful techniques from you. Kudos to your students and you.

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Deborah. They are an enthusiastic bunch!