He has life drawing sessions every Monday; alternating short poses and long pose. The above was a long pose.
I’ve been away from studio work for a while due to other concerns. I went today, and decided to revisit this pastel that I had previously thought of as just about finished. It looked a bit washed out to me, so I started adding colors, particularly yellows on the tarts, reds, orange and purple on the pear.
I picked up a CD set of early 60s pop music, The Amazing Early 60s Box, a collection of mostly obscure pre-Beatles music. A lot of fun, with some unheard gems discovered. And the sound quality is excellent, better than these tunes ever enjoyed when originally released.
This is a sketch of Jason Emery’s bulldog, Marshall. My first dog drawing of the year . . .
This Saturday, Feb 1, I will be one of the artists participating in the Artist Talk at the Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, from 7-9pm. The artists in the current show at FAC will be talking about their work and influences.
The turnout at the Studio Spotlight opening reception was outstanding. An estimated crowd of 400+ attended the show and visited the FAC studios.
I’ve been working on this pastel for about a week now.
Same set up as seen in the drawing I posted awhile back.
The Studio Spotlight show is now hanging in the Firehouse Art Center main gallery.
Where: Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave, Longmont CO 80501
When: Friday, Jan 10, 6-9pm
There will be a catered reception, and my studio will be open during the event. Click on a thumbnail below to see a close up of the hanging in progress.
In addition to the FAC studio artists (Rick Stoner, Martha Williams and myself), the Longmont Clay Artists group are showing in main gallery. Also, Fresh A.I.R. Artists in Recovery are displaying work in the Art Dept. section behind the main gallery at FAC.