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sharon palihawadana
Sharon Palihawadana

Nationality: Sri Lankan
Course: Painting and Drawing
Program: Master Coures
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Apr. 28, 2018

She went through with a working experience as a foot ware and fashion designer in capacity of holding a special (B.A) degree of Art & Design with academic learning in one of the best university in Sri Lanka. During last four years she has exposed and inspired with several global trends, techniques, methods which related to shoe industry.
Since her childhood it is one for her dreams to be pursuing her masters in art and design. She applied to the international art and design competition 2017 and obtained second place in category of professional in art painting and drawing section.


Dec. 21, 2017 | Posted in Reports, Painting and Drawing , | Tags:, Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing

Painting-Drawing 3 -Master Course 2017 (Student1)

This week we start experimental study ink wash technique. This technique is more similar to water color paint techniques. First we start our drawing with pencil so then we use brush and Ink.

Ink technique we start with lightest shade. Next layer goes to be slightly darker than the last. Repeat this process until we add all of tones with the nice balance of contrast.

Water is very useful for this technique It will help for control over pigments and tones.

There are lot of brands and options for type of ink, I using Winsor @ Newton Ink because I love how rich the black of the w&N.

We practice new still life on the Tuesday lesson. When composing a still life need to introduce the qualities that make an interesting arrangement. Therefore we need to be aware of the abstract structure of our balance and contrast line shape tones, colors, pattern, textures and forms. We did several sketches because great compositions don’t just happen by accident. So the great thing is always do sketching before you get start your painting

Professor Andy taught us a very useful lesson about composition and colors using tricks last two weeks. This is how Khanna, me and Lesya did our still life paintings.

On my way back to Apartment I captured beautiful landscape of Florence

Super yummy gelato in Florence with my best friend.




Monday afternoon my friend and I went to Piazzale Michelangelo, sunset offered a remarkable picture over the city which laid out blow like painting. the river Arno , The Ponte Vecchio, The Santa Croce and The Duomo, Unforgettable.



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