Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Studio... In the Hot August days of Summer

I thought I would take a photo of my studio since its half way cleaned up... I'm working on my geisha series. Doing my research of course and that includes hiring models to wear the kimono and make up for my reference photos. I've purchase 2 kimono and a obi, also you can also see the Geisha wig on top of the book shelf. Another thing I'm working on is Yupo paper...
Since we (me and 14 other artists...(please sign up now, I need more people) are going to Wild Acres in September and the class instructor will be teaching figures on yupo, I thought I would show Leagh Anne ( my apprentice) how the stuff works. Check it out, its September 25, 26, and 27th. The Charlotte Art league is the sponsor. ( ). I've just finished the dog painting "bad hair day" its in front... its 18 by 24 Gallery wrap.
Then I have a larger painting, A koi painting from the Koi series, its on top of the flat fine, It needs some more glazing and it will be completed... its an Oil painting.

On my small table easel is the yupo painting, its far from being finished but it is what it is, a painting in the early stages.
Then the last photo is the view at mid day of my Koi pond out the large sliding glass window...

I'll post the paintings when I finish them, thanks for stopping by and take a look at the Art leagues's site.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

reference photos for my Geisha series

I' m taking photos of some of my models in kimonos and have been planning to start my geisha series soon. This model is Michelle and I like the way her pink hair hangs down in this photo. She is my model for my life drawing sessions on Sat. I'm hoping we get enough people to come to wild acres so I can ask Michelle to beour model there at the workshop. It would be lots of fun.