Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Figure Drawing Practical Tips Registration

Hello and Welcome! The 3 hour class description, supply list, and my CV are all here for you. I've been teaching art for seven years and a year ago, I brought it to Zoom! 

Just click the PayPal button when you're ready to register. 🙋


FIGURE DRAWING Practical Tips
SATURDAY APRIL 24 '21
11am - 2pm ET
$55 CAD 
PayPal will convert currency for you, if necessary. Email me for e-transfer or personal cheque. nora904@yahoo.com  
😀

 In this Zoom class we will explore figure drawing
using a practical approach
with lots of helpful tips!

An easy-to-remember measuring system,
focusing on specific body parts,
encouraging mass,
and how to bring it all together,
will all be demonstrated.

Get your sketchbooks out and your pencils ready,
as you draw-along with me
learning many figure drawing tips along the way!

Some figure drawing experience is recommended.
Please be familiar with Zoom before attending.

Questions? Just ask - nora904@yahoo.com

SUPPLIES
A sketchbook (9x12") or Newsprint Pad,
Your favourite dark pencils or pens,
(I'll use 6B pencil and charcoal pencils)
A few coloured pencils

PDF
You will receive an email with a PDF 
with some handouts of what I cover,
after the class.

PLEASE NOTE: I will communicate with you through the email address you use with your PayPal account unless you tell me otherwise.

Double Check your Time Zone. Class is Eastern Time.
Email confirmation sent out after you Pay.
My PayPal account name is "Watercolours by Nora MacPhail" - but have no fear, the link is for FIGURE DRAWING Practical Tips.
Zoom LINK will be emailed Thursday Evening.
This class is not recorded (just like real life 😉).
Waiting Room opens at 10:45am EST.
See you then!
THANK YOU.

Monday, April 05, 2021

Regal Portrait

 

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$150 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8"board
Well, I continued with the same model and I'm sure happy that I did. All the lovely oranges in his skin tones created a nice balance with his dark hair and jacket. I love the earrings and the little anchors on his costume collar. And for the hightights, I just went for it with bright blues and pinks. Check out the previous post for this one's 'pair'.

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Regal Profile

 

SOLD

$150 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8"board

Painting this model's portrait was a very zen experience for me. It was early on a Sunday morning and as I painted, I listened to a fellow artist with not only a British accent, but also a buttery voice. It was just wonderful. I kinda zoned out while I relied on all of my past painting experience to get it right. Very happy with this one (and it's pair posted next!)

Saturday, April 03, 2021

the little hut by the sea

 

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$100 - 8x10" image includes 11x14"mat
Well, this is a big painting for me! It comes in an 11x14"mat, ready to frame. This little hut, at the end of the ​road, has lots of colourful objects left about - obviously lived in and obviously an escape from the big city. I added a few brooms (in a barrel) in case you're in the mood for spring cleaning! Cheers to brejanz on Insta for the photo.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

spring bicycles

 

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$80 - 5x7"original watercolour painting in 8x10"mat.
I looooved painting this lovely Japanese house. The home is tall and thin with vines growing down it - nothing like what I see here in Toronto. 
I really appreciate the generosity of Marek and Wade for sharing their live demos on Instagram, as well as the unique pic. I drew with a charcoal pencil, focusing on the bicycles, then added tons of watercolour. The umbrella, the awning, the planters with the lovely vine growing - So much to paint and enjoy!

Saturday, March 27, 2021

the getaway

click here to buy - 
$100 - 6x9" original watercolour painting in 9x12"mat.
I wanted to paint this lovely lakefront cabin because of the string of pennants that hang across the deck. So colourful... right up my alley! Thanks to Instagramers Marek and Shari, and Christina for the photo, who encouraged us all to paint along with them during their live demo.
Here's a few more photos - : )

Friday, March 26, 2021

listening to a friend

 

click here to buy - 
$80 - 5x7" original watercolour painting in 8x10"mat. 
The thing that is interesting to me about painting two people talking is, capturing the body language. Just grabbing a 'talking pose' and a 'listening pose' is so intriguing to me.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Pear Pals

 

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$80 - 5x7" original watercolour painting with 8x10"acid-free mat.
Side by side, these pear pals are full of splashes of colour! I drew them with a charcoal pencil, which darkens as it gets wet, then I added as much pink, red, purple and green as I could!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

an understanding

 

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$80 - 5x7"original watercolour painting in 8x10"acid-free mat.
My 'in conversation' series continues. This is number 20! I love the body language that can happen between two people listening only to each other. I managed to capture him 'thinking'. 

Monday, March 22, 2021

shared wisdom

 

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$80 - 5x7" original watercolour painting in 8x10"mat

This painting has two things that people do that I just love - wearing their glasses on their head and throwing a sweater over their shoulders like a tennis player. Both are so cute!

I've been away from my blog for awhile. But, being newly inspired to continue my 'In Conversation' watercolour series, of two people talking (no devices!), I'm happily back at it!

Monday, March 15, 2021

Portraits Drawing Practical Tips... Again!

Well, the Zoom Portrait Class went so well... it's Back! For those who missed it last month or who were on the waiting list, I hope to see you THIS SATURDAY on Zoom!

FULL

PORTRAIT DRAWING Practical Tips
SATURDAY MARCH 20 '21
11am - 2pm EST
$55 CAD 
PayPal will convert currency for you, if necessary. Email me for e-transfer or personal cheque. nora904@yahoo.com  
😀

 In this Zoom class we will explore portraits
using a practical approach
with lots of helpful tips!

An easy-to-remember block-in method,
How to measure facial features,
And using comparisons to find a likeness,
will all be demonstrated.

Get your sketchbooks out and your pencils ready,
as you draw-along with me
learning many portrait tips along the way!

Some portrait drawing experience is recommended.
Please be familiar with Zoom before attending.

Questions? Just ask - nora904@yahoo.com

SUPPLIES
A sketchbook (9x12") or Newsprint Pad,
Your favourite dark pencils or pens,
(I'll use 6B pencil and charcoal pencils)
A few coloured pencils

PDF
You will receive an email with a PDF 
of all the handouts that I cover,
after the class.

PLEASE NOTE: I will communicate with you through the email address you use with your PayPal account unless you tell me otherwise.

Double Check your Time Zone.
Email confirmation sent out after you Pay.
This class is not recorded (just like real life 😉).
Waiting Room opens at 10:45am EST.
See you then!


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Milk and Cookies - SALE!

 
SOLD
$50 - 6x8" original oil painting on canvas with 3/4 painted sides.

Well, it's ThrowBack Thursday! Milk and Cookies (a.k.a. 'lunch.' Yep, I said lunch #heehee) was painted from life in my studio, back when I still signed my name NM. ; ) Now it's on sale for half price for Throwback Thursday! #woohoo

Saturday, February 06, 2021

leave a light on for me

 

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$120 - 6x6" original oil painting on 3/4" deep panel/sides painted

I had a blast painting this night-time interior. The lamp, the light, the little empty glass, everything about this piece was a fun new experience!

Saturday, January 30, 2021

snowy bicycles

 

 click here to bid/purchase - 
$120 - 6x6" original oil painting
Snow creates such awesome shapes! Like the fun bits on the bicycles. Snow almost outlines them. I love winter! To be honest, this painting was suppose to be about the bikes but it was the little quick brushstrokes for the footprints that were the most fun!

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

looking up

 

click here to purchase - 
$80 - original oil painting on 1/8" canvas panel
Today I drew the model (from a zoom session, super fun) with cerulean blue. Then I mixed up some lime green and some purple and just used those two colours, plus white of course. It turned out to be a challenging but very modern palette. It took me a while to warm up to it but now, I love the way it looks.