Art School…Hard to Believe Really!!!

For almost 2 weeks I have been buried in a Bachelor of Appiled Arts…I can’t believe how much I love it!!!

I have drawn in ways I had never thought about…I am painting with Acrylics…I always thought that Acrylics were for sissy’s…I was wrong.

I am studying a painter called Mustafa Farroukh…what yummy work…I am trying to paint similar paintings…the hardest thing is that he painted with Oils but on this course we are not allowed to use Oils and I have been trying to capture the essence of his work in Acrylics…I can’t tell you how much I hated it…Acrylics dry so fast!!!  However, I am coming to grips with my new medium and am able to put togther a reasonable response…would still make Mr Farroukh turn in his grave…but I have a few more weeks to improve.

Part of my course is producing 4 pieces of work for sale…so keep an eye out, over the next couple of months I will be posting those master pieces here…for your enjoyment.

I have also painted my weirdest painting todate…ever!!!  I created it in response to Siapo artist Mary Jewett Pritchard.  Enjoy…..It is called…”Working Late Into The Night”

I miss my computer…I have no access during the day…I am a computer junkie with severe withdrawl issues…lol.



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2 thoughts on “Art School…Hard to Believe Really!!!”

  1. I was just googling my grandmothers name and this “working late into the night” popped up. What a wonderful piece and Grandma inspired you..she indeed worked many nights…puts a blackout sheet on the window so as to not disturb the many “night friends” up and about late….i would watch her until i fell asleep, she would stay in bed longer in the morning…i just thought that was her thing. Thank you for your time with this…I am her oldest granchild and live in Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA….
    thank you for thinking of her…I miss her very much and look for reminders of her every day
    Alofa tele atu….Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Huff-Lausen

  2. Hi Roberta,

    Thank you for replying. I feel honoured that you have done so.

    Kind Regards
    Joanne Gardner

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