For today’s class, we had to bring in a picture of someone. Anyone. We had to paint a portrait of the picture using only one color — burnt umber. Read More
The 2016 fall semester has begun. I’ve been waiting for this day!
My one class this semester is Intermediate Painting. The focus will be on the figure. I love painting or rather, trying to paint, people. Read More
I think Lin Lisberger’s sculptures are mesmerizing. They draw me in and invite me to stay a while. One, in particular, wouldn’t loosen its grip. Read More
Make two identical compositions, each at least 10″ x 12″. Use the exact same colors in both compositions. You want to have clear foreground shapes and clear background shape. Read More
Every time I post another profile of a Maine artist, I learn something new. From Kevin Mizner, who lives in Pittston, I learned about patience. This from a man who says he has “the patience of a toddler.” Read More
I’m learning so much in the Color Theory class I’m taking this semester. The instructor is Jim Flahaven at the University of Southern Maine. These images are from an assignment designed to help us better understand simultaneous contrast. Read More
Mary Brooking says she enjoys testing the balance between reality and abstraction. She prefers to paint with acrylics, but her work is often mistaken for oil paintings because of their softness and tonal depth. Read More
I spent a lazy Sunday mixing shades of gray. And you thought this was going to be an erotic post!
There is something sensual about playing with paint, I think. Read More
Work hard, says Maine artist Dorette Amell. She knows what she’s talking about. She worked hard to find her voice and to become the fine artist she is today. A woman who practices what she preaches.
Read more to find out what inspires Dorette to create art. Read More
As usual, it’s hard to believe another semester has whizzed by. We exhibited our final drawing projects at an open studio reception, which was fun.
I was blown away by the work my fellow students did, so decided to focus on some of their projects instead of mine. These are images from the reception and some excerpts from interviews I did that night. Read More