welcome to a peek into my creative week.
southern california continues to be in a drought
situation. mother nature promises rain and we do
get trickles but we can use much much more. with
daylight saving time this weekend and the first day of
spring on march 20, i believe the rain won't be in our picture.
what is in my picture, so to speak, follows in the photos below.
i have been working on her for a long time. i couldn't find
an early photo. there was something that continued to niggle at me.
i'm liking her more with contrasts and detailed flowers.
when to stop??? that is sometimes the question
a little spring drawing
and sample from my figurative drawing class. i asked the instructor
to show me how to use inks. i brought sum ink, bamboo
pens and natural brushes to do this.
i visited the jasper johns exhibit at the broad
museum, downtown los angeles. the exhibit was
huge with over 100 pieces. i took lots of photos
at the exhibit but they disappeared! i was not familiar
with this icon and knew very little about him but for an
article sent to me by my friend john arbuckle. after seeing
his work, i can say that i appreciate that he was so prolific
in his point of view. he selected common symbols, the most
well know is that of the american flag. if i understand it correctly,
he used the symbols as a familiar base to create from, allowing the
paints and materials he used to stand out. johns did not give interviews
or discuss his work so interpretation is left to speculation.
i love this dramatic entrance into the museum.
a life sized bronze sculpture by johns.
i thought it was his paint brushes until i
read the sign.
two favorite pieces by the late outsider artist, basquiat.
and here are welcome signs of spring from trader joes!
so, that was my week. i'd love to hear about yours!
thank you so much for visiting today!
i am linking to paint party friday, hosted weekly
by eva and kristen. visiting the link is definitely a