Painting Leeks at Home in the Aftermath of Artin Workshop!

I was so pumped up after Wendy Artin’s workshop that, after a day of R&R, I pulled out my paints and a couple of elderly leeks from the fridge and painted another watercolor in the manner we had been practicing during the workshop.  Here it is.

Leeks at Home. Watercolor on Paper.

I was tickled that it turned out nicely.  Maybe I’ll have to do more!


Eeeeek! Bad Cropping, Facebook!! Gasp. Here’s Something Better to Look At!

Sorry sorry sorry, y’all!  My last blog entry contained paintings of two full length nudes, neither of which was ‘out of bounds’ (IMHO).  So, I was aghast when I checked to see if Facebook had re-posted it and found that the images had been sliced and diced in an unexpected manner (to say the least).  I hope you clicked over to my blog to get a better sense of the overall paintings!

In any event, here’s a ‘palette cleanser’!  It’s one of the radishes I painted during the Saturday afternoon session of my Wendy Artin workshop, followed by one of Wendy’s gorgeous still life watercolors — also of radishes.

Radish 1. Watercolor on Paper.

Wendy’s radishes — again, quite a difference:

Radishes, 2001, watercolor on cotton Khadi paper, 11″ x 12″

Excellent Watercolor Workshop – Thanks, Wendy Artin!

This past weekend I spent two grueling days knee-deep in watercolor.  Wendy Artin, a fabulous artist and lovely person, was our instructor, at Glen Kessler’s Compass Atelier.  Talk about ‘alla prima’ painting!  She dives right in – no rough sketch, no gesture drawing, no nothing — just her eye, her paint & her brush to guide her relentlessly down the sheet of paper.  Her tonal nudes, in which she paints ONLY the ‘shadow shapes’ yet leaves you believing the whole body, are exquisite.  Her colorful fruits & veggies are more fully rendered, but are also beautiful & light.

Here’s one of her nudes:

And one of mine — a half hour pose during the workshop (quite a difference, yes??:

I was VERY happy to be able to switch to vegetables in the afternoons!

Last Few Days of Gallery B Exhibit ~~ Wednesday through Saturday Afternoons

The Bethesda Urban Partnership sent out their weekly newsletter and one of my paintings (‘C&O Canal Faceoff’) was showcased in the ad about Gallery B.  Cool.

Reminder, I’m scheduled to be at the gallery Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm.  Drop by if you want to dabble in iPad art ~~~~~ or buy one of our lovely paintings!   How to Visit.  The gallery is also open Wed through its last day, Saturday, 12pm to 6pm.  Thanks to the many who’ve visited — and purchased — our art.

‘STOP NOW’ Makes it to the March!

Friends drove down from Long Island to join the Women’s March.  The wife wasn’t feeling well and had to stay home, so I stayed to keep her company while my hubby and hers each grabbed a big copy of my ‘Stop Now’ poster and took the Metro down to the March.

It took them more than three hours to get to L’Enfant Plaza, a trip that usually takes about 40 minutes.  Getting into and out of the stations meant additional long waits.  Once at the site, they found the crowds incredibly well behaved, helpful, determined and upbeat.  Many people thanked Pat & Bill for coming and asked to take their picture.  Bill summed it up:  I’m casting my lot with the women.  They’re amazing!  You don’t want to mess around with women!

I was bummed out to miss it, but lapped up the television coverage, getting a totally different perspective.  Here are a few shots of my hubby’s day on the streets of DC.

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