Join us at the RISD Museum tonight! I'll be leading Hands-on-Art: A Mad Tea Party from 5-8:30PM in Danforth Hall (on the 3rd floor, near the bridge to the Chase Center, off of the 20th century galleries).
A demo sketch from this morning's watercolor class at Roger Williams National Memorial -did you know? -Joyce told us this, she who taught in Providence at the Veazie St school for over 20 years.- Its the smallest national park in the US. Fitting given that we are the smallest state in the Union.
Yesterday this dazzling Liberty of London handkerchief arrived in my mailbox all the way from Vancouver but via another continent entirely. Such an exuberant journey sprang from one small, flat envelope. Thank you Katherine!
Alice Neel's portraits gripped me as an undergraduate painting student. The story of her life is even more gripping to me as an adult: a relentlessly productive artist who painted from life when it was unfashionable, and did so over decades, through broken relationships, poverty and single motherhood to finally be recognized as one of the 20ths century's great artists at the age of 74. Her singleminded persistance over time is a beacon.
"Look up Alice Neel".
Was one of the many (many) helpful directives given to me by Professor Bill Paul while I was stydying painting at the University of Georgia. In researching this talk I discovered that Neel cites Bill Paul, as the reason for painting her unforgettable self portrait. Thats one more thing I thank you for Professor!
The Artists Loop presents the Life and Process of American painter Alice Neel at the Rochambeau Library Monday January 13 at 6:30 PM. We will look at slides and talk about the powerful personality behind some of the most important painting of the 20th century; a story of heartbreak, trial, sucess, workworkwork over time- and great pictures too.