Blog 22, June 28, 2019
After a week at the cottage with two friends, I feel energized and refreshed. As the friends who stayed with me this time were not painters, I created only some watercolour and pencil sketches and focused on my felting projects instead.
For the final weeks of my "Cartooning & Comics" classes at François Dupuis Recreation Centre, I created Detective Pikachu and the first scene for another comic. The next courses will start in September. Aside from “Cartooning & Comics” courses, I will also offer a mixed media course for children.
Before my vacation week, I used my time at the Ottawa Little to create some sketches during the play of “Mending Fences”. As we had to switch days again, I was sitting in row G instead of row A, and I could hardly see my sketchbook. Therefore, I reworked the sketches of the characters a little bit at home.
During the Gauguin Portrait Exhibition at the National Gallery in Ottawa, visitors were encouraged to create their own self-portrait with oil pastels and coloured pencils. I was certainly up for the challenge and had a great time creating my little self-portrait that is featured at the top of this blog.
I am looking forward to finally having some time to go plein air painting. As most of my painting buddies are retired, they are also very busy. It is getting hard to get together for painting outings. However, I am part of the Ottawa Plein Air Adventurers, and their first plein air outing is planned for July 4 to the lovely Mer Bleue Bog. I am looking forward to it and hope the weather will cooperate.
If you would like to bring some more art into your life, please check out my website www.KerstinPeters.ca for my summer workshops and new artwork.
Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian readers! Have a wonderful long weekend!