Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesdays at the Atlanta Artist's Center

Micki, close-up
WIP (work in progress)

pastel and charcoal

As I stated in my last post, every Tuesday I go to the Atlanta Artist's Center to paint from a model. Today we had Micki. I took a few photographs at the end of the session which I will use to complete the painting. I have several unfinished paintings of many models...maybe one day I'll return to them. Micki is one that I hope to complete soon and maybe enter into a show.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

One Hour

One Gala Affair
daily painting
pastel, 10 x 7 in.

I managed to put in one hour of painting time Saturday night and this is the result. Tuesday mornings are always fun for me as I get to go to the sketch group at the Atlanta Artist's Center. We have a model from 10:00 to 1:30, I cherish this time being able to draw from life. All those that attend pay 8.00 for the model, you can't beat that.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

No Excuses

Two Roses, daily painting
11 x 7 in.

I did this painting last night. I almost abandoned doing it. I started coming up with excuses such as; I'll have to get out my pastels, I'm tired after a busy day cleaning teeth, (I am a Dental Hygienist), it's already 9:00 p.m., I still have to take the dog for a walk. Well, I took the dog for a walk which rejuvenated me a bit and then spent an hour creating this painting. I am tempted to go back and work more on it because I don't feel it looks finished, but then it wouldn't be a daily painting, would it? So I will leave it as is.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Making more time for art

14 x 17 in.

Shell Seekers
20 x 10 in.

I am in hopes that starting this blog will help me to make more time for art. I have started following some blogs of artists whose work I admire. These artists are good at creating art on what seems to be a daily basis, which I would like to do. If not every day than maybe at least 5 days out of 7. I try to enter some paintings in the shows we have at the Atlanta Artists Center once a month. I have been fortunate to have had several paintings accepted into the shows over the past few years. Just recently I had two accepted into the "Winner's Circle" Show that runs through the month of January. One received Honorable Mention. So my first paintings I will post will be the two that were accepted. The portrait of Shana received the honorable mention.