Today was gloriously 50 degrees! a “get some fresh air while painting” kind of day. It was a quick painting session to try out painting on aluminum flashing – yes, the same stuff that’s on your roof. When the 3 coats of acrylic gesso were dry; I got out the door and into the “wild”.Continue reading “Trying something different at the Lake”
And then I have been sketching, mostly with a Japanese brush pen that still seems awkward. Just keeping things simple, like meditation.
WOW! I’m a bit amazed – I knew it but there’s nothing like a Catherine Kehoe class to ramp up exploration and rethinking the work habits. This semester? how little do you need to make a head? The vertical image has all my exercises (plus drawings) – each piece presenting a different challenge: B&W, aContinue reading “Exercises or Exorcises? Did I mention a productive 3+ months?”
The MFA’s Wednesday evening Drawing in the Galleries has been a wonderful discovery, only pencils allowed, and followed that up with a Thursday evening at Catherine Kehoe’s Collage Factory at Mass Art. Feeling productive!
The MFA has a Drawing in the Galleries program every Wednesday evening. Had a great time there. Sorry – dreadful photos.
Again, a couple of charcoal heads from a historical painting: a self-portrait by the Polish painter Anna Bilinska-Bogdanovich (1857-1893) I admire the fearless directness of her self-portrait. This artist died of a heart condition at 36. She was best known for her portraits.
The homework from week 10 – colors are a better match than last week, the drawing not so much. One of the challenges with the use of historical paintings to recreate in these exercises is they are all about subtle techniques and shading; seems simpler to do with a live model lit in the studio.Continue reading “Heads, week 10 homework: with Catherine Kehoe at Mass Art”