Sunday, May 17, 2009

ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT!


Today was an artists' reception where I have some paintings on exhibit and I was asked to do a demonstration. The weather turned shockingly hot for us Northern Californians (around 100) with no air conditioning. I was glad I had something to distract me from the sweat that was beading up everywhere. There was a small but attentive and interested group so I had fun. I decided to get a start on my self portrait for David Lobenberg's challenge. I used the photo on my blog heading as I have never actually painted that version before. I am also working on a collage version, so I don't know if I will submit this one to David, but at least I have one completed.

Tomorrow I am going to be doing a demonstration for the Millbrae Art Association at the Millbrae Recreation Center. Meeting starts at 7 PM. They requested a floral, so I need to pull something from the photo archives. If you are going to be in the area, stop in and join us.

14 comments:

Mary Paquet said...

Myrna, this is a great piece. How you managed such a successful work while demoing in a 100 degree heat is beyond me! Can you tell us again what medium you use on Tyvek -- I believe it is acrylic inks. I love the results.

Kathy said...

I don't know how you did the demo in the heat! Wow, that's quite a challenge. It's difficult enough without the added stress. BTW - you must be very proud of your accomplished son! A winner for certain!!

RHCarpenter said...

Wonderfully done, as usual, and you do get extra points for painting a demo in that heat! We have had a cold spell - freeze warning last night - crazy weather!

Anita Davies said...

This is fabulous

Joyfulartist said...

I tried a little watercolor on a tyvek mailing bag. It didn't stick so I'm thinking you use an acrylic of some kind. Is it an ink or a liquid acrylic?

sharon said...

i really love all your work!

Myrna said...

Mary, I'm not sure it was 100 inside but at least that outside and the gallery was not airconditioned. Painting was a great distraction. I used Dr. PH Martin's HYDRUS liquid watercolor on the Tyvek. I would guess you could use acrylic inks but they would react somewhat differently. Give it a try!

Myrna said...

Kathy, thanks for the comment. Kevin has always made us proud. He has qualities I am forever striving for but fall short. Don't know where he inherited them!

Myrna said...

Rhonda, thanks for the extra points! Our weather has been vacillating between too cold and too hot. Hope we all get some relief.

Myrna said...

Thank you Anita. I enjoy your blog.

Myrna said...

Joyfulartist, try using more pigment when painting on Tyvek. Fresh paint works the best if you don't have the Dr. Martin brand of liquid paints. Thanks for commenting.

Myrna said...

Thank you Sharon. Come back often.

L.Holm said...

Beautiful self-portrait! I saw your work on Deb's Artist's Paint Themselves site. Wonderful paintings!
best regards, Liz

devotedmomof7 said...

I really enjoy seeing your self-portraits on this and your "mirror" blog. I particularly love this one, because it's smiling! I'll have to check out this Tyvek stuff. Looks like fun. Where do you hold workshops?

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