My husband and I were in London recently taking a tour of Chelsea. Known as the epicenter of Swinging London in the 1960-70s, it was home to artists, musicians, and models. Though today it’s a more sedate upscale neighborhood, we were lucky enough to find one artist that still calls Chelsea home. Nick Bashall, one… [Read the rest of the post]
My portrait Contemplative is currently displayed in the Light, Space, and Time Gallery’s “9th Annual Figurative Online Art Exhibition.” This exhibition also displays the work of 74 other talented figurative painters, and all the paintings in the exhibition are available for easy viewing HERE. The show runs April 1-30, 2019.
Painting a self-portrait is hard. You have to get past that knee jerk reaction to paint out your wrinkles or drop the extra 10 pounds (20, 30, or more) when painting yourself. One method to get past this is to abstract your self-portrait. Concentrate instead on using new funky colors, disproportionating your body parts or leave… [Read the rest of the post]
I’m still learning to paint abstract figures. This week’s assignment titled “Copy to Learn, Learn to Copy” means we are to copy the style of two other famous abstract figurative painters using our own models and then create paintings in each of their styles. My first “emulation” was of the artist Nathan Oliveira‘s work. This is my son, Devon. The second… [Read the rest of the post]