Taking a broadside from start to finish with Leslie Winakur and Maggie Gillikin.
A broadside is a piece that is meant to be hung on a wall. Students learned that a good composition looks good, no matter if it is right side up, upside-down, or sideways!They learned tips about matting & framing as well. Students worked with a variety of materials: watercolor, gouache, acrylic ink, sumi & walnut inks.
Note from photographer: not all of these may be right-side-up.
But we learned a good composition looks good from any side.
Finding Inspiration in the Ordinary with Maggie Gillikin and Leslie Winakur with an early bird of a display and discussion of using sketchbooks as inspiration.
Maggie showed The Guild all the possibilities of using a pointed pen!
In the photos you can see that pointed pen can be used to make decorations, such as this Christmas tree & Lombardic capitals. In another photo you can see how Maggie uses a 100% cotton photography glove, to keep oils from her writing hand off the paper. She cuts the tips off the fingers of the glove, so she can grip the pen.