February 20, 2013
Well, it's been a wee bit over a year since my last post. Imagine that!
Imagine also, all the the good, challenging and sad things that can happen to any family. Many have happened to mine over the past two years. We all experience ups and downs, so it's not unusual, but sometimes you have to shrink your world a bit and focus on family. So, I did.
BUT, I have kept painting and will catch you up. A few months ago I started taking a class with the very talented artist, Kelly Carmody and have been working on some exercises to fill the holes in my art education and improve my work. Here's the first plaster cast painting I completed in Kelly's class. The value of this exercise, (artists, please excuse the pun), is to understand the planes of the face and how light travels across the forms.
Good news! My small portrait painting (in my previous post), Pensive, Portrait of Jenny won second place in oils at the fall Reading Art Association exhibit and was later juried into and then sold at Concord Art Association. I heard she's found a good home, so I'm very happy about that.
See you all soon!