space v. flat

I’ve been told I naturally see “space” and it’s harder for me to see a flat painting. And I’m working hard to understand what that even means. Alberto Giacometti was a painter, sketcher and sculptor. He was good with space. My assignment: do it like Giacometti.

Giacometti:

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me

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one year!

52B0B087-28F9-44B3-B05D-6E466EF117D5.jpegIt’s just about one year since I began drawing and painting with a teacher.

Some things I’ve done:

– color mixing

– color theory

– started using oil paint

– painted self portraits and portraits

– stretched and primed canvasses

– worked with six fantastic volunteer models

– finished two online classes with MoMA (one included painting)

– did five (plus) figure paintings

– put up artwork in a group show

– continued to show up and learn stuff for 12 months, whether or not I was comfortable.

– wow! what a year! thank you to everyone who says encouraging things to me! I appreciate it ❤️

 

 

new direction

1925A80B-6D37-42AD-B516-7D176668A273.jpegI set myself a “curriculum” (sorry, former teacher) of portraits, then figures. Finished the sixth figure.

Now what? I used up what was left over on my palette for this:6385DEF4-745A-4B3D-B689-680C3576080C.jpeg

It will be fun finding out what’s next.

Inktober

5E3F986F-9640-486E-AC29-40DFDEC983A9I don’t use pen and ink much at all. It’s wonderful – but I haven’t. I was aware of “Inktober” which is a daily challenge to draw with ink and post drawings online. A different word is given as a daily prompt. I participated this year, with a small online community and just finished. I’m posting some of my favorites below! You’re welcome to guess which prompt goes with which drawing.

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