Tuesday, March 13, 2012

King Street Church Beauty in Diversity Art exhibit

I currently have ‘Ronald’ and ‘Rose’ in the Beauty in Diversity show from March 10th to March 25th. 

The theme for Beauty in Diversity is the interpretation of Genesis 1:3-5. Diversity and contrast was the central theme whether it is taken literally or an interpretation of light and dark, space and mass, or male and female.  It is a pleasure and quite amazing to see the amount of artists that are a part of the exhibit.  There are over 50 local artists in six different categories from Arts & Crafts, Young Artists, Sculptures, Paintings, Drawings and Photography.

Ronald received a certificate of recognition in the drawing category.  If you are in the Chambersburg, Pa area, stop by and enjoy the exhibit until March 25th.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Clio, the Muse of History WIP

I’m moving in a new direction with this drawing, and not focus so much detail or the photo-realistic approach used for Ronald.  I’m not giving up on my detailed approach but trying to see what else can be accomplished by focusing on form and composition.  I hope this drawing is successful in conveying more emotion or interest.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Clio, the Muse of History WIP

I took this photo in Gettysburg last month for the upcoming Gettysburg Festival plein air event.  There are a few areas I normally go to in Gettysburg to draw and paint but I have a tendency to always stay close to my comfort zone or the familiar places.  This particular morning I came out with the intentions of taking photos, no sketch pad, no paint, just my camera on a beautiful day. 

Initially some of my photographs were okay but I wasn’t getting the perfect picture or the “that’s it moment” until the end of the morning. 

I thought I should take a few photos of the monuments that mean so much to us.  I am glad I took the time to really get out of my normal mind set and enjoy the landscape.  Clio sits fairly high on Slocum Ave in Gettysburg.  A frontal picture wasn’t too appealing since it didn’t show exactly what she was doing, but from her right side were very interesting angles.  It was amazing especially not knowing at the time the angles were going to work so well together. 

Below is a link to the monument.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Rookie painter

Here is my contribution for Rookie Painter challenge 34.

I had a lot of fun with this one, my sketch seemed to come together easier than the final piece. I have a few value changes left but for now it's complete.

‘Kettle and Apple’

12”x 16”. Graphite on Bristol board.

8.5” x 11” Graphite sketch
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