The Rainier Beach Arts and Crafts sale is over. I’m feeling gratitude for all those who purchased art, looked at art, commented on art! I really appreciate it. I have new things to look at in Paintings and in Drawings. Thank you for your time and interest.
Check out the “Rainier Beach Arts” page on my site and shop away!
Dec 5-20. Contact me for sales and shipping information. oxoxo Liz
There are new things to see in paintings, drawings and figure drawings.
Starting with an out-of-focus black-and-white photo from the late 1940’s (husband’s family). Four versions. Each very informative to me. The perhaps“silliest” version (#3) contained the most emotional content, which I tried to put into version 4. What do you think?
With some jobs, you get a snow day. I took a snow week. (Hey, there’s still snow in my yard – that counts.) Didn’t get to the studio to paint, but sketched on light rail and painted one chicken this week.
I DO like doing portraits. I do, I do!
At the studio an art session was offered for the kids in the neighborhood. One child showed up. She was welcomed and then given a ten foot roll of paper on the floor, markers, crayons, pencils. She was happy for an hour.
I decided to give myself a play day. Warmed up with graphite mark-making session, then my fav – a charcoal portrait, then got the acrylic paints out for experiments. A tight poet laureate, Donald Hall, and a loose idea of a horse’s back.
I guess I had one more figure to do! This is in progress – not finished yet.
How many revisions can one painting go through? When I took art classes in Portland, the teacher showed the video of Picasso revising one painting. It was astonishing the number of variations he tried. So in that spirit:
So here’s my last of five figures, all painted from photos from the Croquis Cafe art model resource online. I ended up feeling like the photos had less detail than I had in doing (face) portraits. Next I need to find some live models and try it out!