Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Art of the Dance

"At the ballet, you really feel like you're in the presence of something outside the rest of your life. Higher than the rest of your life." -   Robert Caro "It is essential to do the same subject over again, ten times, a hundred times. Nothing in art must seen to be chance, not even movement." -  Edgar Degas Here are some detail shots of my latest large-scale figurative piece, "The Prima Ballerina," 36x36, oil on linen.  I hope to have my model, Emma back, for many more paintings - she is absolutely elegant! If you ever want to learn how to paint white, do a high-key painting like this! It will blow your mind! :-) Read more »


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Recap: Putney Painters Week at the Scottsdale Artists School

This past week, I had the amazing privilege of attending Nancy's Guzik's three-day workshop in Scottsdale, AZ. The workshop was part of "Putney Painters Week"-- an event hosted by the Scottsdale Artists School and the Legacy Gallery  -- and was one of several workshops and demos by some of the best artists in the country, including Kathy Anderson , Rosemary Ladd , Daniel Keys , Casey Baugh , and Stephanie Birdsall . I came with an open mind and a feeling of immense gratitude to be surrounded by such inspiring and gifted artists. And for the entire week, I was pretty much unable to wipe the silly smile off my face. For me, this was heaven. I don't think I've ever had such fellowship with like-minded people, many of whom were my own age! Nancy's workshop consisted of … Read more »

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