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Friday, February 14, 2014

On my table...'Close to Home' Ilona Heimböckel

I'm teaching Danish in my home to parents of our school, who want to learn the language. I have decided that I want to make art together with these women, while we are talking.
One of the paintings I did, was a stil-life-drawing. Today I added color with my brand new Derwent art bars.


15 comments:

  1. Ilona, thank you for bringing us to your table. Your painting is beautiful, and so perfect for Paint, Paper, Pencils & Pens! What a lovely idea to paint while learning a new language!

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    1. Thank you Lynn! Both painting and learning/speaking a new language can be very challenging, I hope my students will enjoy both and learn to relax, while painting and feeling safe in a friendly atmosphere at my house. Sometimes my husband wonders at all the laughter that he hears during such a session. :-)

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  2. What a wonderful idea, to combine art with learning/teaching a new language. It will be interesting, I'm sure! I like this little stil life a lot!

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    1. Forgot to ask about the art barsl; are they watercolor sticks?

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    2. Thank you Melisa! It is a lot of fun often! The art bars are water soluble wax bars. You can use a brush and water and take paint directly from the stick, paint with the bar and add water…I think I will like them a lot. I have only tried to use them today!

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  3. What a great idea - love your painting :-)

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  4. Love the beautiful still life and the vibrant colors! With my tax return I hope to finally get some good colored pencils, and I think I'll try the Derwents.

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Always good with some new art supplies! :-)

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  5. How great that you are combining two things at once! This is a lovely still life!! Looks like you are using the art bars well.

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    1. Thank you Joan! The bars suit my temperament it seems. I've worked some more with them by now.

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  7. Lovely colors and texture in your piece and what an awesome way to learn a language. Why Danish? Where do you live?

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    1. Thank you Kim! I live in Germany close to the border to Denmark and I'm a member of the Danish minority. We have Danish schools and some of the parents don't know the language.

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