Personal Art Blog

Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Studio Beverages

Different yellows make the dominant color with secondary of blues and accent of red.
Water bottles are all over my studio and as I catch their highlights out of the corner of my eye
I notice how they reflect and absorb the colors around them.
I had an accident the day after Christmas and am in a cast and wheelchair. Scary how life routines change so fast. Am out of the hazy mind caused by the drugs and am making my painting area wheelchair accessible. I cannot live happily without painting.

Wanna Be World Famous

I was invited to enter a show featuring paintings of women only. On my pondering of the place of women in art, I thought of the Mona Lisa, the most recognized portrait of a woman worldwide. Then thought of all the famous artists' who have painted portraits of women, in the hopes to reach the same status. So far none have achieved Leonardo's stature. This piece has been sold to a museum in Denmark.

Picasso-Portrait of Dora Maar Seated
Van Gogh-Madame Ginoux
Cezanne-Young Italian Girl
Egon Schiele-Seated Woman with Bent Knee