I crammed the whole late summer garden in a jam jar earlier this month and have been working on it bit by bit. Even the buoyant morning glories strangling the joe pye weed are in there. I am particularly interested in the transition from fully vibrant to crisply shriveled. 40"x40", oil on panel.
Sixth floor of the RISD Museum, looking from the elevator, through the lamplit galleries, toward the sunlit hallway. I love the way the glass display case captures the cool, bright daylight and makes it into a free-standing shape in the middle of the otherwise warm light of the room. That's the mummy case on the left with bit of a Chihuly Chandelier seen in the upper right of the case. 8"x10", oil on clayboard.
This Virginia road bends through the woods with a clearing up ahead. I love how the great green trees envelope it, an intoxicatingly verdant respite from the gazillion lanes of concrete Beltway nearby. I have included a few process shots of the painting and one of my pallet early on.
I love drawing at the RISD Museum because sketching seems to magically increase the museum's content and my interest in it exponentially. What strikes me as funny is the fact that I am surprised by this every single sketch, year after year, that it never fails to amaze me how the world actually seems to change before my eyes as I make lines in a page.
In this five session course we will sketch in different galleries each class to explore the art with a focus on patterns and forms. Classes will include the new Donghia Costume and Textiles Gallery, this fall's exhibition What Nerve! and familiar favorites like Pendleton house with its treasure trove. Experienced artists and beginners alike have enjoyed the experience of drawing as part of a group at the museum.