It was E. who taught me to put herbs in a vase! Masons plate courtesy of my dad.
Tomorrow, Saturday September 23 from 10-2, I’ll be at the Providence Artisans Market next to Hope Street Farmers Market. I’ll bring this painting along with others, information about classes and an art materials kit sample. I am looking forward to painting some beautiful something from the market.
Quick sketch at Lorraine fabrics on Mineral Spring Ave in Pawtucket, RI.
found this in my sketchbook from last week, exploring the color and pattern in a Bonnard painting.
Sketched them in the galleries and added color later.
Allowing myself to explore the color and pattern in a carpet from Loominous Rugs.
Another sketch from the Carpet shop.
Sketches from our class at Loominous carpet shop. Color swatches, a color impression, more developed attempt. The pencil drawing is how I began the piece on the right (with simple shapes on pencil).
From a lovely afternoon of still life painting at Studio Hop.
Thank you so much to everyone who was able to come out.
I’ve posted the beginning of the oil painting here.
This week’s watercolor class was hosted by Loominous in Providence. As we sat on stacks of handmade textiles (from Iran, Turkey, India, Egypt, Afghanistan…) the owner told us of his family’s love of art, antiques and handmade textiles. We were surrounded by their diverse collection: Biedermeier desks, Nepalese silks, crystal, 19th century paintings… He brought out beautiful antique mini-carpets that he described as love letters because of their portable size. He spoke of the attention invested by the maker. What seemed to touch him most is the way that the objects bring people together across space and time.
Sitting with my paintbox and the intent to observe, the world seemed to crack open around me- so much more there than I had thought to wonder about all the times that I walked past the shop windows. And then there was the intriguing puzzle of recording some bit of it and the great pleasure of seeing that world reflected in everyone else’s sketchbook.