One of my favorite still life subjects with students is this little red Bialetti Moka Pot. Not just because it makes the most delicious coffee but it is just so darn cute. This beautiful linocut is by a 5th grade artist!
Monday, May 2, 2022
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Tiptoeing my way back into classes!
That was fast!!! Private sessions are full for now!!!
One on one classes start with the basics. Drawing with pencil, charcoal and inks students look closely at still life arrangements in the studio. Comparing daily use objects with each other, students are looking closely at size, curves and angles to accurately re-create the arrangement.
We then progress to more detailed studies and look at shadows and high lights.
Quick studies with bamboo in pens and a focus on line quality.
The same subject but with water soluble pencils.
Please contact Ameen for more details and scheduling. Private sessions are offered to fully vaccinated students. All materials are provided. $50 per hour.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Friday, July 2, 2021
The final touches for the Art Fair.
The main walls even got a fresh coat of paint!
A stack of over 100 5X7 water colors does not occupy much space. I framed about 25 pieces and matted all the rest and slipped them into 8x10 sleeves. Unframed pieces were spread out on table tops on the patio and in the studio. It was so rewarding to see everything presented!
Deciding what to frame!!!!
From the drawers....
The studio/gallery is open by appointment. You can contact me through my website www.ameendhillon.com
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Watercolor can be manipulated on the fabrics but faces have to be done very carefully. I usually prefer to capture the gesture and try not to go into detail but occasionally I get carried away.
Added some more saturation to the colors, the stencil background and shadows.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Gather your materials and stretch them out on a clean table. Ruler, pencil, white plastic erasure, acid free tape, hot glue gun, white matt board that matches or compliments the artwork, acid free foam core pieces cut to slightly smaller than the artwork.
I replaced the original backing with sturdy matt board making sure it was larger than the opening so that it would attach across the back of the frame. Measure and place the paintings keeping an equal space at the top, bottom and sides. paces between the paintings should be slightly less. I left 1 1/4 inches around the edges. I put very light pencil marks in the bottom corners only. Put coiled tape on the back of the foam core squares and attach to the matt board. After they are mounted and the measurements look good erase your pencil marks. Now let's put it all together, hot glue the plexi glass to the inside of the frame. Attach the matt board to the back of the frame, before securing it in place check for dust, debree and fingerprints within the frame. Attach the matt board to the back of the frame, I used the existing clips and a staple gun for the side without clips.
For light frames I attach fishing line with a staple gun and knot it in place for hanging.