My name is Jane Tivey. After breaking my wrist a couple of years ago I couldn’t seem to get going again with my drawing and painting – particularly as it doesn’t seem to be quite the same as before! Especially my little finger which was my pastel ‘blending’ finger! Then I spied an advert for a Coloured Pencil workshop at my local library and thought it might get back in the flow! I really enjoyed it and after a few decided I wanted to learn more!

So – when a friend mentioned that she had done the Drawing and Painting Diploma at the London Art College I had a look and enrolled in the Coloured Pencil Certificate course! It has really stretched me from the beginning; I was becoming a bit complacent sticking mainly to animals (normally in pastel) and right from my first ‘mug and spoon’ piece I have been challenged!!

I’m on my last four pieces for my final assignment but I’ve selected a few of my favourite pieces from my assignments.

One – I call it My Memory Bowl – was to meet the requirement to ‘find some odds and ends that can be piled up together to create an interesting and unusual composition’. I struggled with this concept until a friend suggested using objects that meant something to me and this was the result.

The boat and the car were from London Art College pictures and the Lion Cub was from my own reference picture! Looking back at images to select for this blog clearly show how my work has improved since my first mug and spoon piece!

Jane Tivey
Coloured Pencil Course

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