Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Back in the Studio

Hamilton Road Studio

It’s such a good feeling to be back in the Studio, working creatively face to face. And how we missed this!



Strelitzia pod - ink on paper 

The classes are back to the regular weekly schedule with classes in the Hamilton Raod Studio on Wednesday evening, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Thanks to technology, anyone wishing to remain isolated can do so. Last week we managed to combine, successfully, a Studio class with a Zoom attendee, some everyone was accommodated. 

There are updated details, fees, terms and conditions are on the Hamilton Road Studio Art Classes page here on the Blog as well as on my website. 

There are a few vacancies on all days with the exception of Saturday. If you are interested please contact me either via a comment here or by email at 
info@carolleebeckx.com 

Monday, 1 February 2021

Drawing every day

Last year I watched as Debbie Mackinnon started a project to draw every day. She kept to this resolve. Every. Single. Day. 366 days. A remarkable achievement indeed. 
She has just had a successful exhibition at Incinerator Gallery in Sydney showcasing the results. 
These drawing prompted me to follow her example this year. 

So we are one month down in 2021 and I have 31 drawings done. I decided at the outset that I would start small and do a very quick drawing every day. Apart from a couple of days when I got sidetracked with re-opening the Studio, I kept to the schedule. (I have since made up the days missed!)

I used a relatively small sketchbook 19cm x 19cm so that I could do something easy and undemanding. Deciding that done was better than perfect.
The small format is somewhat restrictive so I foresee that I will branch out and experiment with larger paper and a use variety of media.











Thursday, 14 January 2021

Portraits done during 2020

I have had an iPad for a couple of years now but when I decided to treat myself (actually a necessary business expense after all) to the 12.9” iPad Pro, I began to appreciate the freedom and creativity that came with the increased real estate. To have enough space to draw and view my reference at the same time, I could make the most of the new Procreate 5x. 

The inspiration for my portraits comes from the generosity of muses on Sktchy. I have also benefitted from courses on Procreate with Lisa Fillion. She has a new bumper course which includes all previous portrait courses in one mega course - well worth the outlay.