Thursday, March 28, 2013

Im in my first juried show!

I'm happy about being an juried art show at the Schuler School of fine arts here in Baltimore. I was hesitant about entering but somehow kicked it in gear.  I wasn't expecting to get in but since I did I'll take it as good progress in my attempts at painting outside.   It will be a year of painting outside this July since my first day when I hauled my gear and french easel on a hot and humid day near Baltimore's inner Harbor.  

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cast drawing from head

This is from Wednesday's session at Schuler School of fine arts from a cast drawing of a head.  This step in the process is identification of abstract shapes of the shadow worlds on the form.  It helps to squint - a lot and name the shapes after objects or animals. Can you see peanut shapes or fish swallowing other fish?  Sometimes there are monkeys, giraffes, and dancing armadillos. Name the shapes as this prevents you from getting lost in the shadow details - that's later.  We'll see how next week goes but this is a decent first step.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

At the easel

I was out at Clyburn grounds Sunday painting this scene which color will be added later.  I wanted to work in a technique that established the value tones.