I ducked out on Friday night to see the Art show for some of the Putney Painters at Susan Powell Fine Art in Madison. It was jam packed when I got there. The place is tiny, but it was full of interested artists and art lovers. The wine was flowing and the food was exotic and delicious. But the best part was viewing the paintings. They were definitely influenced by the Putney style, with bright colors and a painterly style reminiscent of Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik. Many of the paintings sold early. I especially liked Kathy Anderson's renderings of flower arrangements and Katy Swatland's marshes and sailboat scenes. Kathy was there, oohing at all of the great work as well. It was definitely an impressive display of good artwork.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
The class in Vermont yesterday was a lot of fun. We painted from a live model, a local girl who was very attractive. The pose was quite nice. She sat on the loveseat and posed with good arm and leg movement. My setup viewed her from a 3/4 view, which was just what I wanted. I mixed up a brown with ultramarine blue and yellow ochre, which was a bit too cool a color. I will need to get some transparent oxide brown for the next one. The first one that I did was too small for the canvas, so I restarted it, with Jack's help. The second one came out much better. I will need to use some charcoal next time to draw out the model before I paint, I think. Using one color to paint is an interesting approach. A lot of people went on to color, but I kind of liked using the one color with white. The class was small, but nice. I hope to take another one soon, possibly in May. It's nice to be back in a classroom again. I really miss listening to the ramble and art talk, and also seeing what others are doing. Publish Post
Monday, April 14, 2008
Finally, they are going ahead with the Drawing with a Brush class at Village Arts of Putney. I can't wait. It's being taught by Jack Keledjian. I have so admired his work and I'm looking forward to taking this class. The first class will be with a live model. There will be six of us in the class, which is a nice small size. Hopefully, I'll have something to post soon.
Meanwhile, I've got a portrait commission to do on 18-month-old twins and will have one on two laborador retrievers. Stay tuned.