Drawing at the Prado. Worst pen ever.
Friday, July 30, 2010
I should have learned what this place is. First 24 hours in Madrid were rough. Lost luggage, lost art supplies, no sleep for 36 hrs, no wifi. And my Spanish is really bad. Really. I always forget how tough the first day of traveling is.
Day 2 is going much more smoothly.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
It's an interesting listen for all us artists, but relates to any field. Talent=Love has always been my feeling on the subject. If you're not already a Radiolab listener, and you're any kind of nerd (like me), you should check it out.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Just because a boy can dream doesn't mean he should, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.
So maybe I watched inception.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Re-investigating this painting at a smaller scale for a commission. It's been interesting giving this image another go, knowing more about color, structure, physics, and knowing it's not really what I'm about these days. It's actually been much harder this time around.
However learning to paint in some middle ground between direct and indirect changes everything for the better regarding the integration of the face, the reflections, the clouds.
The studio is getting hotter, stuffier, and more difficult to paint in every day. It's a brick oven with no windows and liquin fumes in the air, but fortunately after this piece I'm going to be moving out for the summer. It's going to be a world apart from the residency in a few weeks painting under the cerulean sky in the French countryside.
There's another funny project I'm tacking onto the trip as well. I'm calling it slow-blogging.