Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
I love the idea of painting every day, but somehow am not as excited to share my blunders, but then who is? So, I am remembering one of my professors who said "draw every day" and made us keep a small sketch book. He always quoted Cennino Cennini from his ll LibroDell'Arte " Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something everyday, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worth while, and will do you a world of good." And, so today there are so many of us doing just that, following the words written in the early 15th century. It is well worth while, and I do love seeing what everyone else is doing and sharing, there are so many wonderful artists out there sharing their knowledge. I look forward to seeing and learning each day.
This lady was in Singapore, I love visiting markets and this one was especially lively and colorful, so I just concentrated on color again. This one is done in oil bars too, and I am getting ready to try working in oil.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
This was done with oil bars, not as impressionistic as I would like. But then that is the joy of painting, doing and learning, enjoying the process.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
It is amazing how we start doing something and then realize that by doing one thing it leads to another. That's what happened with this series. I did one painting and it got me thinking about all the women I had met as we traveled and suddenly there I was painting pictures of them and my memories. When we lived in Manila, I studied Chinese Brush Painting with Professor Chen Bing Sun. I adored that man, he really made us work, and at the same time taught us how to observe and "get to the essence".
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thank you to all who have stopped by. I must also learn how to insert your names into the text so others can see your fabulous work! This is so much, exchanging ideas and meeting new people.