Love Bites for April 2012

I love April! April, being my birthday month, I got to spend my birthday by taking a day off work, and enjoying a celebratory dinner out with my favourite people. Later that week, I was taken out for a birthday lunch to Paganellis by my awesome co-workers, followed by a delicious birthday cake back at … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves Painting at the AGO: Class 10

I just completed Class #10; the final class of my Painting course at the AGO. I have to admit I suffered a bit of the last-day-of-art-class-blues. I really enjoyed this class and feel a bit sad that it’s over. During our last class, we had the opportunity to continue working on our pieces from last … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves Painting at the AGO: Class 9

The second last class of the session began with a lot of waiting around while the instructor, a gallery employee and the model spent time trying to set up the scene for the pose. They were fussing around with dramatic lighting, a platform, no platform, a chaise couch and some red velvet drapery. I was … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves Painting at the AGO: Class 7

I hadn’t been to my Painting Class since class #5. I skipped class #6 last week because I was feeling unwell and overly tired after work and felt it best to go straight home. I felt bad because I was looking forward to finishing the portrait I started. My subject allowed me to take a … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves Painting at the AGO: Class 5

I’m happy to report I enjoyed class 5 of my painting series at the AGO. For this class, after some warm-up drawing with the nude model, we focused the majority of the class on a portrait study. We were instructed to partner up with another student in the class and sit for each other to … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves Painting at the AGO: Class 4

In class 4 we got the chance to work on an hour-long pose / painting. This time we painted our final piece on canvas instead of paper. An hour of painting is nothing compared to an hour of drawing. It goes by so fast! But, before we even got to that we began with the … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves Painting at the AGO: Class 3

Even though I love painting, I almost skipped out on Class 3 this week. I was feeling unwell during the day and I’ve also been feeling quite tired lately (and a little unmotivated). I think it’s this time of year. Anyway, I pushed myself to go and I’m glad I did; I was grateful for … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves Marc Chagall

In art, as in life, anything is possible if it’s based on love – Marc Chagall Today I had the opportunity to see the opening of the Marc Chagall exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario. As a member of the gallery, one of the perks is exclusive access to new exhibits before they open … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves Painting at the AGO: Class 2

My second figure painting class began with some instruction from the teacher and examples of various paintings featuring the figure. Then we watched a video that talked about the difference between “Naked” and “Nude”. I kind of tuned it out because I was tired from a long day at work, and really just wanted to … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves Painting at the AGO: Class 1

So, I’m back at it! I registered for another art course at the Art Gallery of Ontario. I loved my Figurative Drawing class so much I decided to continue on with Figurative Painting. This course takes place every Thursday for 10 weeks. For this first class, it began much like my previous drawing classes. We … Continue reading