I was agonizing about painting the roller bladers who sat on the circle and if they weren't a great compositional element, I don't know that I would have stressed myself with getting their images down in the 2 minutes they sat there. But they were, and I did.
May 30, 2010
I'm encouraging artists to submit works for a juried show of Dupont Circle paintings sponsored by the Foundry Gallery (www.foundrygallery.org). Submissions are due by June 26, so this is a great time to paint. As a gallery member, my work isn't part of the show, I'm just encouraging others. This morning, Ruth Becker and I -- we didn't find Don or Lou, although they said they'd be there -- had the pleasure of painting in the circle.
May 26, 2010
I got out to Poolesville late today and had 45 minutes to paint. The idea was a flash of inspiration and it started out as good as it gets for me. Within 45 minutes, it was almost high noon, shadows completely changed and the poorly mixed colors on my palette made the flowers in the hot sun look tired.
I'm going to scrape this down and repaint it -- the idea still works and much of what I was trying to do still makes sense, just didn't come through in my haste to get something on the canvas. Check back.
May 23, 2010
I conducted a painting demonstration at the Foundry Gallery yesterday and our gallery president, Ron Riley, posed for me as "Foundry Man."
As for the mini cooper painting from Wednesday, it was snapped up at an event where painting buyers were donating to Partners in Health to benefit their work in Haiti.