This piece has been kicking about the studio for months, somewhat neglected, largely because I usually have a Sebbie to be working on as well (still do!) and several other things to boot. But it's my delicious monster--I set up a still life deliberately so full of junk I'd have to change my usual way of painting to approach it. It's ridiculous, and that's why I love it. It's still not finished (blame Sebbie), but it's getting closer. It's taking longer than it should because I was super lazy with the drawing in the beginning and am now playing for my sins by having to fix everything (students, n.b. here you'll find me illustrating what NOT to do, please learn from my frustration). Anyway, that's what's on the easel at the moment, or at least what's on THAT easel.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Yikes. Where to start? I spent the last week immersed in figure painting. It was kind of wonderful. The Academy of Realist Art here in Boston hosted a figure painting competition: ten artists from around the country (and Paris, but let's pretend that's part of our country, too--think of all the time we'd save in customs), one model, forty hours of painting over five days, a reception and awards at the end. I was lucky enough to be one of the artists along with Ryan Brown, Kerry Dunn, Joshua Langstaff, Rachel Moseley, Carlo Russo, Camie Isabella Salaz, Shane Wolf, Elizabeth Zanzinger and Emanuela De Musi
Finished piece (best picture I have of it at this point):
Update: all the finished pieces can be seen here.