February 27, 7:00PM at Weaver Library I'll present a slide lecture including paintings that inspire me and slides of my paintings throughout the process alongside reference photos and sketches. I have enjoyed putting together images and look forward to sharing them with some of you.
Vietnamese Hat: painters in the garden, 30"x40", oil on canvas. This will be on display at the Bank RI Galleries January 5-February 2 (Pitman St., Providence, RI) and February 3-March 1 (downtown) 2017. For more information contact Paula Martiesian at Bank RI Galleries by email or phone (401)574-1330.
From the garden behind the Shakespeare's Head building in Providence. (In the cool comfort of my air-conditioned studio) I worked back into this watercolor on panel painting with oil, using sketches and photo references. 8"x8", oil, watercolor and pencil on aquaboard.
Photography by Erik Gould. Courtesy of the RISD Museum.
This is me drawing from Degas's La Savoisienne while standing in front of Edouard Manet's portrait of Berthe Morrisot in the Impressionist Galleries at the RISD Museum.
Last fall I met photographer Erik Gould there so we could try to document the process of measuring the proportions of a painting or its parts in order to make a thumbnail sketch. Explaining this method to drawing students is time consuming and opaque, so I am deeply satisfied to have these images to make it clear, thanks Erik!
Read the article and see the photographs here. I hope you find it helpful!