Thursday, June 24, 2010
Introductions 9x12" oil on linen panel
I had the opportunity yesterday to go to Randy Higbee's Open Studio. There were approximately 20 painters from around SoCA. Randy had arranged for two models, one nude and one clothed. He also had placed a still life arrangement against one of his moveable walls. As I am not quite comfortable painting figures quickly, I signed up to paint the still life. I had a lovely time meeting artists I have "friended" on Facebook, and being a part of Randy's gracious open studio.
I titled this painting Introductions, because it reminds me of how lovely it can be, to meet new people, in an unfamiliar environment.
Monday, June 21, 2010
I pulled out a canvas that had been started a while back. It is from an image that I captured at my daughter high school, after they had finished a renovation of the campus. Most high schools are designed without much thought to aesthetics. The four schools in this district were lucky enough to have that as one of their priorities. I wanted to do a few paintings in honor of the generous donations on the part of the community to help see this construction to completion.
This is the first of three that I have planned. This painting is at the point where I am adjusting the colors of each shape. I am thinking this might take a while...
So much to learn, and a great article on Mastering Color in my inbox today by Robert Genn - The Painter's Keys