My art blog... what's on my easel.... what going on in my weekly workshops with my mentor Heleni Shamai .... daily painting... sketches... digital stuff and photography...challenges ... the whole works....
The reference for this small still life is from the WDE weekend drawing events on wetcanvas. This from WDE of January 11 2013 hosted by JEFrantz- Jean.. The is a small 21 x 29 cm oil on canvas from a canvas block. Took the reference to my weekly workshop class in B&W so the coloring is my imagination.
When I thought I was finished, Heleni, said it was correct but looked more like a still life exercise... parve... and said I should try to put some "soul" to it.... didn't take a photo of the first stage..Heleni said it was an improvement and could have had more fun,,,
Among the blogs I follow is the Daily Paint Works.... this week their challenge is to Paint a statue... Last year I did two paintings of statues by Marini Marino but they are not kosher to post because of the rules that state only work after the challenge is posted. Just a plain graphite sketch in my brown paper sketch book...23 x 30 .. which may develop into a painting This statue from a photo in book on the Italian sculptor Manzu. .
These painting were done from some photos of sculptures by the Italian artist Marino Marini. Actually I majored sculpture about a million years ago.... but now I am doing more sketching and painting. His sculptures are inspirational. as I was working on the painting with the palette knife it almost felt as if I was back modeling clay.
Oils on 40 x 60 cm stretched canvas using the palette knife. Limited palette.