Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Looking forward to the Nuit Blanche/SAW Gallery info session tonight.  In the meantime, I am intermittently deep into a small-ish painting, if that's possible.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Of figures

I knew there was a reason I felt happy today!
The poses tonight were very fluid--I got there late and had to dive right in.  Backs are hard and the last pose was all foreshortening--yeesh.  But something colourful happened anyhow.  Here they are:

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

An inspirational trip to the NGC

Got out yesterday for a couple of hours to the National Gallery and perused some of my favourite artworks from the 19th and 18th centuries--god I love them!--no photos allowed, so I had some fun snapping some off-the-wall (quite literally?!) photos.  Here's one:

In the elevator sliced with a rather long foot

Finally done!

I've finally finished my new Mont Tremblant painting!  This one's based on a past trip; I really fell in love with the lighting at night--so romantic!

Thanks to Heather, for your uplifting comments back when I first started this.  It helps to hear from another artist!  I think I'm back on track.

Here it is:

Mont Tremblant Clock Tower, QC, Oil on Canvas, 12x9 inches

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

After a good night drawing...

Letting the crazy out a bit after a successful night!

A good session

A great night tonight; Kaitlyn's poses are 'immobile' I heard someone say.  It's a lot easier to draw when that happens!  A full house tonight, but I got a good view at the end for the last reclining pose--wow, what a pose!  Here they are:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What a beautiful night to be out wearing my All Stars under the full moon.  I had to walk a few blocks to class tonight, but enjoyed it.  And when you're in the university ghetto, you get to see things like a guy wearing pyjama pants and a tank top, carrying an armful of laundry without a bag from the laundromat.  In the midst of piles of snow.

The model tonight was very steady; she really held the pose well.  I was out of watercolour paper, and so plastered up some drawing paper on a board.  I was quite thrilled with one of the poses; the blue and orange one I got creative with, but the head looks like it's not part of the body.  A very awkward pose!  But nonetheless intriguing somehow.  And in the last 'leaning forward' pose, my paper finally gave out on me under the weight of the water; I tried to save the drawing--I think it might have worked!

Here they are:

My favourite is the one above; there's something about the mood it portrays.

 This is the one where the paper nearly gave out--it still work, though, I think

I tried to correct the extra hair--no can do with ink!  I like where the ink and coloured pencil complement each other as a mixed-media piece.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Just sold some more paintings

Here are three paintings that have recently sold; the two minis were sold at Orange Art Gallery.  My other minis are also available at Orange Art Gallery www.orangeartgallery.ca/

Leaving the NGC, Oil on Gallery Canvas, 8x8 inches, $225

Leaving the NGC as Three, Oil on Gallery Canvas, 8x8 inches, $225

Crossing Rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, Qué., Oil on Canvas, 18x24 inches, $650


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Counting all different ideas drifting away
Past and present they don’t matter
Now the future’s sorted out
Watch her moving in elliptical patterns
Think it’s not what you say
What you say is way too complicated
For a minute thought I couldn’t tell how to fall out

              --from Phoenix, 1901