Saturday, November 14, 2020
Sunday, August 02, 2020
Hey -- Recently I've struggled with the isolation of this pandemic. Took every ounce of strength to get out painting this week. Did a few studies -- one with a palette knife, another of a tennis court -- but just can't find my groove. Gonna take a break.
Stay safe and healthy ... and wear a mask!
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Every workshop I've ever taken usually covers 3 foundational concepts: composition, thumbnails, and values. Claudia Rilling's workshop on painting architecture (she's a wonderful artist, check her out) did as well. Always a good exercise.
Maybe abstraction works differently, I'll let you know when I get there!
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
I'm so happy to find a group of plein air painters. We paint together on Saturday mornings (socially distanced of course). At this location, I decided to change the building into a barn; may have chased the light a bit before stopping. Still, it felt GREAT to paint outdoors*.
*Dean Fisher leads this plein air painting group, at various locations in Fairfield County, CT.
Monday, May 18, 2020
I never knew what a luxury it was to stand 10 feet away from the model (and have Ismael Checo set up the pose and light the model, as well!) Well, during COVID, gotta do the best we can with what we've got. Not a fan of painting the portrait, via computer monitor.