Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Self Portrait

I love the way my paint strokes are becoming more deliberate and loose. As when I painted my mug the first time, in this second painting, I did not see my facial features as much as I saw the shapes, values, and intensities.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Growth as an Artist....

First mugshot of HHG member, Karin, painted in Nov 2011.

Painted Karin's mug again, after painting 21 different mugs.
I thought you might enjoy seeing my growth or whatever we artists prefer to call it, when our technique changes over time, resulting in a different look. I prefer the word growth. I painted our HHG members, all twenty one of us, over the past six months, and I am happy with the direction my brush is moving, loose, alla prima paint strokes, better values and intensities, and best of all, a better understanding of what I am seeing. I highly recommend a mugshot exercise.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Mugshot #21 - Vince "The Organizer"

This is my last HHG Mugshot #21 of, may I say,  a very handsome Vince "The Organizer". He quietly kept our gang organized, and our workshop a success. Thank you Vince.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mugshot #20 - Maria "The Enforcer" Hock

Maria "The Enforcer" Hock is the ringleader of our HHG. She is our bonding agent of enthusiasm that relentlessly keeps each of us in check, and I personally, would like to thank her for maintaining the HHG. Thank you Maria.