Sunday, February 17, 2019

915 Extreme Buoyancy

I believe that, like most practices,  the more an artist paints, the greater the evolution.  In my case, it has evolved that I love painting collections of items, and that's why my heart skipped a beat when I found this photo online taken buy Elle Cosgrave.  It is not a copyrighted photo, so there's no violation here.  I normally take my own photos, rarely borrowing another person's and never without permission, but this was just too good to pass up.  And then it begs the question, where the heck would I find such a collection in the Chicago area?

Monday, February 4, 2019

Busy, Busy

Hello everyone,

January is such a depressing month here in Chicago.  It's very grey, and with the recent cold slap (notice I didn't say "snap") we Midwesterners were pretty much confined to the indoors....which was just fine with me. 

It was quite timely that I am taking a very interesting and beneficial online class with a great artist and teacher, Patti Molica.  Her style is so refreshing and loose and she fearlessly and effectively uses color in ways I'd like to learn.  This particular class is called Bending Reality-Using Color Schemes and Strategies, and is for all levels of painters.  There is a lot of serious and valuable homework to teach us to become adept at using the color wheel when orchestrating our paintings.  We paint from Patti's photos but using our choice of colors in various schemes. Tomorrow will begin the third week, and I can't wait to apply the lesson.

I've been devoting all of my painting time to this class, and thought you might like to see some of my homework assignments.  I hope this brightens your day.