My sister was in France last week and emailed a few photos that I am working from. Cateau is in northern France. I had a great time working on this 9x12 picture. It wouldn't all fit onto my scanner- so this image is slightly cropped, especially at the top.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I am very fond of old photos, and enjoy creating artwork from them. For this pen & ink with watercolor (on bristol) , I worked from a tiny black & white photo that I found in a library book printed in 1913 titled With Pen & Camera in Three Continents. Pen & ink is probably my favorite medium. I hear that my artist grandfather was also adept at it. Vive la ligne! (although generally I side with Delacroix over Ingres. The former had the better disposition.)
I would have liked to work larger to get more details in (the baby in the photo is holding a doll)but most of the photo is very vague.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Yesterday I was in Waltham taking pictures for a pen & ink smokestack challenge that I arranged with my brother. I haven't got anything to show yet (it didn't turn out) but I did like this little pen & ink of the bridge over the river with a church in the background. I actually would like to set up and paint this scene in the spring.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Yesterday I made a still life box, and I spent all evening painting wood panels and foam core to use as bases and backgrounds. I have a variety of colors to choose from. I just need larger collection of drapery and more props- something to look for at flea markets and antique stores. I tested my system out by setting up a lemon and painting it.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
We had a wonderful model today! The pastel was very slow going and it was looking very iffy until the last half hour. Afterwards, a group of us had lunch at a fellow artist's house and then drove to Peterborough, NH to the Sharon Arts Center. There's a members' show on exhibit there. I picked up an application and am thinking of applying for juried membership.