Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
So today at my Wise Women Art Group in Minneapolis I received some fabulous feedback on my painting. The suggestion was to pull the babies leg forward, reduce the image of the horse, and lighten up the hands. You may also notice I tweaked the shape of the hands prior to today.
When I was posing for some students at the Atelier College in Minneapolis for a portrait, I was able to listen in on the critique made by one of their advisers. He said when you first approach your work on a new day when you are fresh, review the drawing and make sure it is correct, find those areas that need tweaking, make quick changes, and move on. Great advice from a Master Painter, Jeff Larson.
So yesterday I was walking with my friend Henni around Powderhorn park in Minneapolis and we were discussing documenting our lives in some form. She shared with me the idea of Blogging about art and my artwork and I was excited by the idea. I've been noticing the murals around the city and how much joy they bring me especially in the stark gray asphalt urban tundra. So part of my goal is to share the beauty I see in the world with a wider audience, share my process of art creation, and also highlight great artists in the Twin Cities and abroad.