Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Today is the last day of March, end of the first quarter of 2010. It seems like so much has happened, yet I haven't done enough. Last weekend was spent at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle in a fabulous composition workshop presented by Suzanne Brooker. I have heard all the words, read the books, and even taught it in my classes in Kodiak. But now that I've done the little exercises that emphasize line, shape, color, texture, balance, it makes a lot more sense. I am off to start a new painting of an Air Force F15 and have some additional insight in planning the composition. Onward!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Time has been rushing by- sounds like the beginning of a Christmas letter! I finished the paintings for Alaska Magazine and they expect the publish date to be for the June issue. Meantime, I am giving myself a sabbatical from painting to draw every day. Went to the cow pasture to see the newborn calves. Managed to do a couple of sketches there and then a couple of days ago saw newborn lambs at the small farm about a mile from here. Planning to start a silverpoint drawing this week. I led a beginning drawing workshop yesterday sponsored by Sequim Arts and the Museum and Arts Center. Everyone did great! I am grateful for the opportunity and hope to do it again.