Nothing good comes from a timid hand - The first is drawing I came across from ‘08. The subsequent images show the progression as I was studying this spherical, industrial sculpture piece I bought from a local artist - starting, stopping and finally letting go to just capture movement in the drawing. I don’t know if I still have the original. Apologies for poor image captures.
This is one of four of my small works that have been accepted into an exhibit appropriately called Small Works. It will be at The Fredricksburg Center for the Creative Arts from November 30 - January 31. The opening reception is scheduled for the first Friday in December. Road trip!
Really enjoyed driving down to Chattanooga last week and attending a life drawing session at Townsend Atelier. They have a very nicely appointed studio workshop space with ample room to accommodate artists. They even have an art supply store. I bought Alla Prima - Everything I Know About Painting by Richard Schmid. Apparently Townsend Atelier is growing out of their current studio and gallery space. They are planning on moving down the street to a bigger space soon. Check out their workshops and classes listed on the web site. What an excellent resource for artists in this region!
Outside today - My window of opportunity to paint this week is small. In an effort to get the most out of this first hour, I worked out the initial composition in raw umber and turps. On-site tomorrow, I’ll check the drawing and initial values. Using a limited palette of viridian, cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow medium and white, I will then start painting. It will be interesting to see how far I get before I feel like expanding my palette.