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?”
So much spring – sunshine and some warmth (finally), the magnolias are magnificent and the forsythia have popped! This is 20×16 inches, oil on canvas.
Off to Vermont for the weekend and for fresh forsythia.
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”
There are times when painting with a palette knife is really satisfying, and tonight, when with the last strokes I added the cheeks hinting of rose, I felt like I did it right. Enjoy your week everyone! The details: 6×6 inch oil paint on carton board, applying paint only with a couple palette knives. JustContinue reading “Now for an evening of palette knife”
This challenge? Homework complete? My colors are off – done in 40 or fewer strokes with a 1 inch brush. The painting I’m using is Artemisia Gentileschi”s Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, 1638–39, Royal Collection. The original and I were both visiting Vancouver in January 2018 – what a treat to see it!
Take 2 12 inch mirrors, duct tape them together on one side and prop up the mirrors so they reflect each other and you’ll see how you actually look to the rest of the world instead of the more familiar mirror image.