Animals in Art - The Studio's VIP (Very Important Pet!)

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Tuesday 12 June 2012
Andrea Gaskin

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My darling dog Jackson joined us in the studio on the Animals in Art studio course! He was a hit with the kids and proved to be an exceptional model for them to draw. We were looking at the sixteenth century painting by Lavinia Fontana, Portrait of a Lady with a Dog

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After some preliminary sketches, we moved on to painting with acrylics and inks. As you can see the paintings are wonderful! The confident way the children worked with colour, line and pattern resulted in some very dynamic paintings.

Our regular artist Benny did a lovely painting of Jackson. When asked about his choices of colour for my white and black dog, he responded that ‘Jackson has fallen in the paint’! We love that and think that Benny’s dog may well become our Studio mascot.

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