Monday, June 29, 2015

Prayer Flags

 Now I need to finish my prayer flags that are asking for lettering!  The finished one was from a project from LaGrange Art League.

Eliza Schulte Holliday Calligraphy Workshop

 We worked with large brushes- usually 1/2 inch and some with smaller 1/4 inch brushes if we had them.  Eliza taught the uncial and then the black letter and fraktur styles. We worked on paper and then some on fabric which was really fun.
Some of Eliza's exemplars are below.

 My work on pen -actually brush- manipulation drawing bamboo- love how the dry brush looks.

 We lettered on fabric!  That's so fun and it's almost easier to get the letter forms successful!
 Above were the softer Fraktur letters from Eliza's demo which are similar to black letter but rounder.
 This is her hearth banner in that style

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Monte Bello Estate

 Our sketch class visited this home with its expansive gardens, flagstone paths, waterfall, and many acres in Lemont.  Such an expansive garden area it's hard to capture in pictures. The sun wasn't out but at least the gnats blew away and it wasn't so hot- even cool when we had our lunch and critique.