thumbnails from the tiny sketchbook
In today’s watercolor class we worked with the figure. Here are my thoughts on a photo of soccer players -such a cool photo!-brought in by a student.
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Yesterday we began the summer session of roving watercolor classes in North Providence. Once again I am impressed with my intrepid students and by the fact that we can all sit down to make a picture in a busy day. To go someplace new, brave the unexpected, figure out where I am in the park, even. After all that they are greeted with a combination architectural / water feature (gasp). I am amazed they don’t go running to sit down to a nice civilized lunch instead. Of all things, with so much to do, despite the traffic and being needed by family/people/groups, and a complicated bridge staring them in the face we sit down for a few minutes and paint.
Click here to read my first collector’s newsletter. Last week I spoke with Amy Strachman about how she began collecting original art, what she likes about my paintings and what art has come to mean to her. The newsletter includes the interview, peppered with pictures, and an online gallery of my current work curated by Amy.
Art makes me a happier person. When I am happier I have more strength to give to other people.-Amy Strachman
After Matisse, Bonnard and Cezanne in the East wing of the National Gallery
This is one of E.’s demo sketches from last weekend’s workshop.
From our weekend workshop–it was a thrill to see the students pour themselves into their sketchbooks. Two different vantage points of the same woodsy fountain, for two groups of students, here they are looking toward the fountain (I don’t have a picture of the fountain itself), working away.