Thursday, 6 March 2014

Studying under the Masters - a shoutout to Jeanne Oliver

All I can say is, "Wow, wow, wow!"  

I have been taking Jeanne Oliver's course, 
for the past 8 weeks and it has been wonderfully challenging!  
There has been a lot of course content, 
and I really haven't been able to keep up, 
but I am plugging along, 
working through the lessons and projects. 

{Read: why I haven't blogged very often lately!}

The course is 9 weeks long, 
but I have access to it for 2 years. 
For each week, Jeanne invited an modern day artist to study a master of their choice, 
and teach on that master, 
creating several projects for the students to complete. 
The basic idea, is that we can learn SO much by copying the works of the Masters. 
They have so much to teach us, 
and we have a wonderful opportunity to make ourselves their students!

Oh my goodness!!!!
The projects have been so engaging and interesting! 
The teachers have been fabulous, openly sharing their wealth of knowledge and the Facebook group a huge source of encouragement and inspiration!  

I can't recommend this course enough!
Beginner or experienced artist, 
this course will benefit you, 
and you can still register!  
Jump in on this week, or start at the beginning ... 
just do it! 
You won't regret it!

Here are a few examples of my projects 
~ they are not meant to be exact replications.
but my take on them, 
{with much influence from the class teachers}

Cezanne's Mountains in Provence, followed by my acrylic paint version...

A white flower, followed by my white flower in water colour, Georgia O'Keeffe-ish style...

Francoise De Felice's The Tail of Elodie, followed by my unfinished, acrylic paint version
{we are going away on vacation tomorrow and I have to stop for now to finish packing!!!}

Thank you, thank you Jeanne! I am so loving this course!!