Monday, July 27, 2009

A Study of Juan

Last weekend my husband and I went to a Native American Indian Market at Mission Espada. One man really caught my eye so out came the camera. I feel I was able to capture somewhat of a likeness so I am encouraged to move on to a painting. This is Juan and was done from a photo taken during the blessings ceremony. It was an extremely moving experience. How I would love to know what was going through his mind but already felt irreverently intrusive with my camera. Afterwards, we visited quite a while. He is a very intense, passionate and interesting man. I truly hope I will be able to create a painting that can capture those impressions. IF I manage to even get close, I will be posting it here.
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Value Study #3

This and the following two posts were studies done in Carol Marine's
workshop a couple of weeks ago. We were to do quick,timed studies in
which one value was dominant. This is the light value one where we
were allowed only five minutes. We had a little more time on the ones
posted below but I have forgotten how long. It was a good exercise
and a lot of fun!

Value Study #2


Value Study #1