|Filling In watercolor 10 x 10|
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
|Stack of books and gourd...a sketch showing two-point perspective|
An astute artist pointed out the apparent faultiness of my bottom book. This spiral-bound paperback, had a laminated cover that was not laying flat and had slipped down to the spiral area destroying the perfection of the receding form. I liken it to clothing on a model. The book's binding is still receding....it is just a bit disguised. Another way to help with the perspective issue when drawing items that are close to us is to accurately judge and record angles of edges, and to pay close attention to the shapes of the negative or counter-spaces....i.e. the spaces between the objects. We keep each other on our toes!
Friday, November 19, 2010
|One-point perspective drawing|
Broccoli really isn't so bad after all.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
|Hidden Symmetry oil/canvas 48 x 24 x 1.5|
Local and regional art organizations tend to revere technique, the drawing and redrawing, the painting and repainting in the hopes of getting it right, of improving draftspersonship and the ages-old methods of paint application. Lighting is everything. Painting what you see right down to the yellow drape behind the model. Also excellent. This way of working can produce art that is beautifully engaging, work that creates pause through its paint application and color use.
I cannot imagine beginning a work by making a list....my life is already too filled with lists. I am trying to escape lists! My own method is strictly intuitive, creating movement and rhythm through stroke and color. In many instances, when the subject simply does not challenge my intellect or my sensibilities, the work is discarded.
It is my own belief that the best of all scenarios is the work that marries technique along with concept. Work from each school of thought is sought out and admired. Judges seem to favor one or the other and it is our aim in Kaleidoscope to provide an opportunity for all work to shine.
No answers. Just more questions.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
|Visionary watercolor/mixed on paper 11 x 17|
Seeing as a child. Excited by the oh-so-many possibilities. The joy of singing without caring about perfection. I love you, Alphalfa!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
|Twelve Eagles watercolor 27.5 x 17|
Monday, November 8, 2010
|Wednesday Night charcoal/pastel 22.5 s 14|
As for me, I love these nights, as I usually set a playful goal for myself...one that may help me to solve problems on the canvas or paper later on down the line. Last Wednesday evening, Jamie was our model....she is absolutely excellent! Her professionalism and high regard for working time is to be admired. I have painted Jamie many times in the past, and I have to say, that I really enjoyed working with her again.
It is always a delight to see so many individual takes on the model....just don't ask us to collaborate.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
|Devil in Disguise...a sketch|
I found that the eye-cut-outs were askew and that tickled my fancy. That added to the fun of it all.
In addition, I find that whole devil/angel notion of paired opposites to be interesting as well as intriguing. Positively devilish.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
|That October Feeling watercolor 12.75 x 9|
Animated objects. Struggling in relationships. Mirroring reality.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
|Kitty watercolor 10 x 13.75|
We were transformed. Please pretend to be amazed.