Sunday, October 31, 2010
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Saturday, October 30, 2010
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 7:45 PM
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Here are the rest of the paintings I photographed days 3 and 4 from the workshop. Day five I shared lots of ways to make stamps and create texture. Everyone spent the rest of the time focusing on making samples for future reference. Friday is always a challenging day for workshops. Many need to pack up and get a head start on the weekend.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
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Monday, October 11, 2010
I am frustrated that I don't have time to work on some painting. I have managed to do some work in my sketchbook but mostly I am doing catch up activities, office tasks and other uninteresting but necessary activities. I am preparing for a workshop in LaCrosse next week and converting my clip files of examples to a digital presentation. I am anxious to see if this will be as helpful to the students. In the meantime, I found this amazing video of Vincent VanGogh's portraits morphing one into the other. I don't know how to resize it to fit better on the blog, but you can see most of the image and the startling effect! If you double click on the screen, it will open up and you will be able to see the entire image full size.
One artist. one face and so much difference in each image. Will the real Vincent please stand up. It makes me wonder which image comes closest to his actual appearance. I would love to know how this smooth morphing technique is done. It would be fun to apply it to my own self portraits.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I absolutely loved this exhibit and am inspired to created some paintings based on the photographs I took. Here are some pages from her sketchbooks. I spent an hour tonight going through 4 cartons of books from my fiber art days and I can't find that book on Zandra Rhodes. It has to be here somewhere. In the meantime I found the first art book I ever purchased at the age of 16 with my babysitting money. I still remember the thrilling feeling of discovering this book and purchasing it. I knew I would never have given it away but it was missing for many years. The book? A 1958 hardbound edition of The Complete Guide to Drawing from Life by George Bridgeman.
As you can see, this book is a classic and still in print at a very inexpensive price.