Muses from the artistic world of Sonia Mocnik
June 21,2021
exploration in colour and greens

Well, the time just disappears when you are happily exploring art.  My classes are finished for now on zoom and if you are interested in learning more about past classes that can be obtained and completed on your own, please email and I will send a PDF file with both free access for some of the videos and the others that can be made available.

I was asked by OPUS art supplies to complete another demo and Anna requested botanical colours and foliage with mixing of greens.

What a great challenge for me as I have been painting land and seascapes mostly for the zoom sessions.  Here and there a couple of colourful birds and animals were added, but they don't appear in the PDF writeup of sessions available - they are for later and more classes when we go back to in house sessions.

So back to the Opus demo on June 26th.  I decided on a series of items that are posted on their events page.  Ive completed a writeup describing the colours I will be using for each botanical flower or foliage.  To get myself ready, I started painting in my OPUS sketch book, from there tried out some other papers and then went to my Hanne Muehle paper and finally, the now available Extra White Fabriano paper.  What a difference!  The flowers are jumping of the page.

I haven't tested out the oregon grape foliage - which is the next item on my agenda.  However, you can view a lot of the process on my You tube, Instagram and Facebook sites where I have dropped inprogress photos and short videos.  This is just to wet your appetite for the upcoming event.

As well, I will be completing a plein air sketch and watercolour session with the West Vancouver Libary on July 24th.  It will be great to be back outdoors and fully vacinated!  Check out more info on my social media feeds. I will be getting a newsletter out - so if you would like to be added to my newsletters, please email me!

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