Studio and Struggle
My current studio work.
I have been working diligently on the Hoquiam River series, because I want to have at least twenty paintings come the exhibit. So far, so good. Maybe there is a thread that unifies them. They have been spread out over time, so I wonder.
It was time for a break, and so I tried to develop an image from Italy. I was happy, but with reservations. That isn't too bad for a genre I don't specialize in.
Today, I had a short day in the studio, and had to call India for you-know-what. The technician says my internet dish is old. Good one. Anyway, I got into doing some people on the street, in the Margaret Dyer style. I want to explore those some more, as I am a huge fan of hers. There is a thread of unity in her work and the work of Edgar Degas.
I liked the way Celeste Bergin mentioned at her blog that she does paintings for practice. Then, she whips out a fantastic piece of a mother and child on the beach (see the link). Hello. Genius at work.
File this under miscellany. I only found it the other day, and yet it is a series of posts done in the summer of 2009. Sadie J. Valeri attended a residency involving the Hudson River Fellowship, and worked en Plein Air in upstate New York for a month. I read the whole series with my mouth wide open. That means I am in awe of the wonderful work done by Valeri, and I especially loved the use of graphite and chalk, and pen and ink washes. Beautiful.
Cheers! I'd better post this before my satellite dish falls over.