New Art Class – Class 1

New class at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and things are a bit different this time.   No photos to paint from but real still lives set up in the middle of the room.  We were asked first to paint some reference colour swatches and then dive in with paint on paper with the still life.   No sketching, just paint on paper starting very light and vague and then darkening and sharpening up the lines as we went along.   Very different to what I’m used to but great fun and the result has a certain something.