Last October, I had the pleasure of taking “Capturing the Elusive Beauty of Dragonfly” course by Maria Grossbaum with Abyssimo Art School. I saw this course pop up in an ad on social media (instagram I think) and knew immediately it was something I wanted to take.
Before I get into it, I want to say this is NOT a sponsored post. I don’t know Maria and have never messaged or spoken with her.
This course took an entirely new approach to the ways I typically work with these medias and I’m thrilled to have been able to take bits and pieces from this course and implement them into my artistic style.
What I specifically liked about Maria was how she very clearly explained every step of her process. The subtle details were something people may not think about off hand but make a big difference in the body of work as a whole. Some example of this are her use in painting through the scratches we put in the gold foil, adding darker shades to existing colored cells, and using a decorative watercolor boarder to enhance the work. I also adored her use of vibrant color palettes for this project. Plus, anything with gold foil has my heart.
This course took me a couple of hours to get through. I worked side by side with her as she taught. I really enjoyed this class and using it as a tool to enhance my own work. Here are the final works from her class.
Again, this is not a sponsored post. I don’t receive kickbacks, incentives, affiliate program payments or anything for this post. I just wanted to share this work I created through her course and give credit where the credit was due! If you’re interested in taking the course, click here.