18.4.14

Emily Carr Live Model Sketching - Class 6

Patricia Gray | Emily Carr University Live Model Sketch Class
This is class six of my Pastel course at Emily Carr University of Art & Design. It is the first time I have done a live model class (I won't count the one class in design school many years ago). We had a series of timed sketches. Starting out with 30 seconds which seemed impossible to capture anything. I was only able to put down a few strokes. Progressing to 60 seconds which was a little better. Then 5 minutes, which felt like an eternity. Then onto 10 minutes, when I could start to make sense of the figure and get a bit of shading and contouring. Each time the model assumed a different pose, so it was always starting from scratch. Short bursts of concentration trains the mind to capture the essence of the pose. No time to ponder, no time to correct. Just carry on. A good lesson for life also. These are 6 of the 45 sketches I completed in a three hour class. The total concentration required was exhausting but exhilarating. I will do it again!

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16.4.14

Emily Carr Pastel Course - Class 3 & 4

Patricia Gray Pastel
Patricia Gray Pastel
Patricia Gray Pastel

More experimenting with different papers, techniques and colour schemes at my pastel class at Emily Carr.

PATRICIA GRAY INC is an award winning interior design firm in Vancouver. Here we write about lifestyle

5.4.14

Emily Carr Pastel Course - Class 1


This is the first class of my venture into the world of pastels at Emily Carr University. It is a new medium to me and this is an experiment to see if I like it. So much to learn about pastels. I love the beautiful colours and the immediacy of this medium. We spent the first class getting used to different papers, line strokes, how to apply pressure and shading. Our subject was an apple. Quite basic, but profoundly complex at the same time. I can better appreciate the art of still life painting now-it's all about capturing the essence. We were instructed to concentrate on value, line strokes and composition.
Pastel Value Study | Patricia Gray
Setting up my colors for the pastel value study above.
Pastel Complimentary Colours Study | Patricia Gray
Pastel Still Life Study | Patricia Gray 
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17.11.13

Patricia Gray | Fine Art

Patricia Gray | Fine Art | Desolation Sound

Drawing from her thirty years experience as an internationally renowned interior designer, Patricia Gray has achieved mastery in her field that few can compare with. Lately Patricia has been exploring painting with great success. Her transition into being an accomplished artist is a natural progression for her. Painting with a colour palette that is vivid and rich she draws inspiration from nature and from her travels.

Residing in Vancouver Patricia studied painting at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver as well as Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Her paintings are in numerous private collections. To inquire on available art please email info@patriciagrayart.com
Patricia Gray | Fine Art | Desolation Sound IV
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7.5.13

White Pattern + Light in Architecture


 

                   


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PATRICIA GRAY INC is an award winning interior design firm in Vancouver. Here we write about lifestyle
and WHAT'S HOT in the world of interior design, architecture, art and travel.

10.4.13

Nicole's Portrait

What fun we had today when we picked up Nicole's portrait. She is such a precious little pet (all four pounds of her). She never fails to make everyone smile. Her signature trait is her tongue which perpetually hangs out. Pamela Hudson is the artist that did this piece. She even put real crinoline fabric on the painting.

Nicole in her party dress

Nicole's portrait by Pamela Hudson

PATRICIA GRAY INC
 is an award winning interior design firm in Vancouver. Here we write about lifestyle
and WHAT'S HOT in the world of interior design, architecture, art and travel.

14.3.13

Interior Designer Patricia Gray Honored With Two Northwest Design Awards


Interior Designer Patricia Gray Honored 
With Two Northwest Design Awards

The Northwest's top designers were recognized at Seattle Design Center's annual Northwest Design Awards Gala held March 7,2013. The Northwest Design Awards competition recognizes interior design professionals whose work has made a significant contribution to the design industry. Projects are judged on the basis of problem solving, creativity, quality of design and beauty of the space.

Among those being honored was Patricia Gray who won two awards for '
The Erickson' and 'Hamilton' project

The Northwest Design Awards Competition, now in its fourteenth year, recognizes the work of Pacific Northwest interior design professionals and celebrates the significant contribution design makes to life in our region. This year's theme, ‘CELEBRATE DESIGN
, offered designers a broad interpretation of how we use and occupy space.

To see images of Patricia Gray's award winning design, visit the Projects section of her website and choose The Erickson and Hamilton project.

Photography by Sean Lew

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