Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Toronto Watercolour Society Workshop

I spent last Saturday at a Toronto Watercolour Society Workshop given by the talented and inspiring Mark Thurman. He's a famous Canadian Children's Book illustrator who now teaches Anatomy at Sheridan College. He encouraged us to work with ink and chopsticks (!), pen nibs and watercolour, from a live model. After many gesture poses, I did these 10 minute clothed poses. As often happens in workshops, we were all completely out of our element, but I certainly learned new things to apply to my way of working.
You can see a page of Mark's talent HERE.


  1. Bonjour chère amie,

    Un atelier qui nous dévoile combien il fut riche pour toi. J'aime ces deux postures, cependant j'ai un grand faible pour la seconde qui apporte un large mystère. les nuances riches de couleurs sont sublimes.

    ❁ ♡ Gros bisous ♡ ❁

  2. Love what you've done here, Nora. The blending of colors, the semi-loose look but tight form is a contrast that works beautifully. Great pieces that would look great on a magazine!

  3. Chop sticks? Well that's new!! It seems to agree with your style though, these are fabulous!! :0)

  4. Beautiful work Nora! A favorite!!