Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
I haven't posted the last couple of months but I have been active. I have been taking a Picture Making Class with Glen Orbik and Laurel Blechman. Here are some master copies in 4 values I have done. On the left is the real master painting. On the right is my value study. I am going to get updated on my posts over the next week or so. I miss posting on the blog.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
It is going to be hard to paint as much when I go back to work on Monday. I have tried to be prolific with my weeks off. I think I will have another big break in November.
I did this with Mary Beth on Friday in the Palisades. I was a little tired by the time I got to this painting. I was a little sloppy with my paint and not very methodical.
I did this in Israel Martinez's uninstructed Wednesday nigtht workshop. My flesh is a little gray was the critique from Sunny. I think there is something wrong with my drawing. When I was making it it felt like I was making a thick Diego Riviera or Picasso woman.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
These are the oil paintings I did last week. It was my second week off and I think I was pretty productive without driving myself too hard since it is my vacation.
This is a copy in black and white of a Velasquez painting. Sunny suggested this as a good exercise.
I did this painting on Saturday. I was so proud of it. I can't even believe it came out of me. I am really pleased with the flesh tone and the hair.
All and all I have to say for me it was a good week in painting and I think I made a lot of progress.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
I am trying to keep painting although I always get very frustrated and emotional about it. I need to be more Zen but instead I am look an overly emotional soccer mom who should be banned from her kids games. I feel sensitive, frustrated and I hate myself a lot when I am painting. I often feel like a no talent loser and start wondering why I bother. I am going to try to be more like Andy Murray and say things to myself like he said at Wimbledon - "I am getting closer."
This was a piece I did today that Sunny helped me with. I thought I was doing ok but I wasn't. It seems to have turned out ok in the end.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Some of the stuff Sunny says reminds me of Bill Perkins.
Here are my notes from last week (the first class)
"Don't worry about drawing objects it is a waste of time. Think about if you are going to have a high key or low key painting. Block in quickly, don't try to be too careful. Push with color and stay with color putting down dabs. Apply beautiful colors don't worry about rendering the objects. Look for colors. Don't put white in every single highlight. Look for abstract colors."
Saturday, July 21, 2012
I did these three quick still lives this week at night, Mainly while Tim was watching TV. Kathy gave me this ceramic jug over twenty years ago. She made it at Wesleyan in a ceramic class. I don't know where Kathy is but I was always very fond of her.
This first one is a full palette.