A productive week...the 'classroom studio' model is still working. I progressed through my three canvasses, slowly, bit by bit. The students are still responsive to the idea of my rounds and working independently.
One thing that I started adding on Friday was some black outlines, borrowed from my Zora series that I finished up last Spring. (right)
Side note....I love black outline. Makes me think of when I was a little kid, carrying around my coloring books and a Sheds Spread tub of crayons. I would color the pages, sequentially, page by page. I liked to leave the pages in the book so that when I was finished I had a book of color that I created. When I speak with other artists I am usually in the minority, sitting by listening to stories of rebellious coloring outside the lines and preferring white paper...I just sit by quietly and remember how much I love the black lines...
So, the black outline has arrived to my classroom studio. It is slowly creeping over my largest canvas from the left and I really like the way it makes the colors 'pop'. (shown below) We will see where this goes...
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