"...the only thing I could do was draw and paint... it was the only thing I wanted to do and yet for some strange reason, I think I felt that it wasn't of no use to society." ~Nancy Spero
This week I read, watched, and discussed craft.
I have a new knit portrait painting to share. The video is time-lapse with commentary.
“I do not want to do landscapes for tourists nor make pictures of the sentimental, nostalgic or folkloric things that people in this country suffer from due to a lack of identity. I am using landscape because I am interested in the form, because I’m interested in color, because I’m interested in the place… I’m interested in expressing: light–that which surrounds us, the shapes that have formed me, that has made me and that move me.” ~ Myrna Báez
I loved this piece as a painting but love it even more as a knit painting!
Recently, I visited the Art Institute of Chicago to view the John Singer Sargent exhibit. While there, I bumped into two other amazing exhibits! Here are the inspirations I found.
Today, I'm sharing a recent knit painting featuring an amazing artist I follow online.
Probably one of my favorite knit paintings to date!
Recently, I visited Venice for the first time. Turns out the hotel we stayed at was the former residence of a famous Venetian artist!
After a couple months of drawing I'm back with more knit paintings!
Karla Trinkley Dexter is a contemporary glass artist that was born on July 31st.
Today, I'm sharing a portrait painting I created while on a long flight.
We recently returned from a trip to Europe! We backpacked our way through 7 cities in 10 days. It was a crazy whirlwind full of experiences that I'm still processing.
In Chur, Switzerland I learned of an artist while we staying in the Romantik Hotel Stern.
Hi guys! Today I’m sharing a quick studio-life update while sharing the time-lapse creation of a portrait of my dog.
“...intended to integrate in such a way as to relate directly to the viewer's intuitive level of response. Without denying the intellect's pervasive influence in respect to so-called intuition, I feel there are those receptors within that are best tapped via a direct visual experience--an experience devoid of traditional artistic devices such as sign, symbol, ambiguity, irony, or metaphor.” ~ Cornelia Breitenbach
Created this portrait painting while on a long flight. It was super fun to draw and was a great way to pass the time.
This week's portrait painting is of a graffiti artist.