Here are a few quick shots of new stuff. An installation commemorating a twenty year anniversary of significance, and a new painting that I don't quite know what to think of yet.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I went out to Kingsley plantation the other day and there were these really beautiful trees. There were also lots of REALLY large spiders! eek. Not a fan!
I did this drawing with walnut ink that Michael Crespo gave me when I was in Baton Rouge for Christmas. It is just so nice to draw with....I think it is fool proof....you could draw anything with it and it would be great. Maybe that's a good challenge...the first person who reads this and posts a suggestion of something else to draw with it...i will do it..in walnut ink...anything! really!...well, maybe not anything..try me!
It is the first time in a long long time that I have had a moment to just sit and draw. lovely. I am happy that summer is finally here!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
a great painting of a woman on the shore by Munch, and this Monet painting. I got in trouble at the Art Institute for drawing a picture of an umbrella in my sketchbook while standing in front of this painting. She came behind me, over my shoulder, and it went like this
"You can't do that"
"You can't draw in here"
"Can I take notes?"
So, then, I was freaked out by this ridiculous restriction. If it was the fact that I was not allowed to sit in front of the painting and sketch for hours....okay, but I literally drew the picture of the top of the umbrella and was reprimanded. It was odd. So, then, later when I was drawing a circle around an area of notes that I wanted to highlight, I thought, "Is this legal? when does my note taking become drawing?" It was odd.
Here are the paintings I was looking at.