Thursday, December 17, 2015
The holidays have been hectic and it's been good to feel like I get in my art practice by sketching. The book is always close by and there are things in the house and photos from Christmas that are begging to be sketched. My goal was to do 50 of these before the first of the year. I think I'll take the most interesting ones and do paintings. Sketching is a great way to get a feel for the composition. A thumbnail helps with basic shapes and values but the sketch lets you really focus on a little more detail and begin sense what the composition needs. I have several sketches from class last semester that I've been wanting to paint.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Recently I took a trip to purchase storage bins and containers. I already had several storage files in my closet that were full of "stuff". There's carpet on the floor so not a perfect floor for the space but I can deal with that another day. I am working hard cleaning out and throwing away. I will still share part of the closet with my granddaughter for her things. Surprise....she loves art and so most of her "toys" are actually art supplies and books. So she's a perfect studio partner.
I've already bribed myself my a carrot stick of the "Best Urania's Pastel Desk". A bit pricey but a great easel and cabinet that will fold up to a regular cabinet on those days when I have overnight guest.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
This project by the way is "Alter Ego" - what would you do it you could choose anything, in any time period. etc. I decided painting with Monet in his garden would be ideal. I made it a time travel journey and brought along Picasso and Van Gogh. I call it the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Surrealist and Me!