"...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
All in discover
This week I read, watched, and discussed craft.
“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
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.
Recently, I visited Venice for the first time. Turns out the hotel we stayed at was the former residence of a famous Venetian artist!
Karla Trinkley Dexter is a contemporary glass artist that was born on July 31st.
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.
“...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
This week, I continued my research into color by reading Color by Betty Edwards.
Georgina Klitgaard is an American panoramic landscape painter born on July 3rd.
Today, I re-read the book Composition by Arthur Wesley Dow and took away different points than I did the first time through it.
This week, I read the Interaction of Color by Josef Albers and here's what I learned.
I’m testing out different color palettes for portrait painting and I want to know what you think!