Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Here is the latest sketch from my iPad. I did quite a few but erased most of them. I thought she was kind of cute, so I saved it. I purchased a stylus to draw with more accuracy and I am having so much fun, it should be ilegal.
I am working on a serious painting but, for some reason, it is going slowly and I am working too tightly. I am photographing my progress, which I shall share when the painting is done.
I took the day off to go with a friend to a major exhibit in San Francisco. Every year top floral designers are selected to create amazing pieces that are based on different art pieces at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. The exhibit runs for only one week. The museum opens at 10. We were at the parking garage at 10:15 and it was full!!!!!!!!! This is a huge underground parking facility. Naturally, I wore my "cute" shoes instead of serious walking shoes so I couldn't hike very far. This also meant that the crowd was going to be 10 deep inside the museum making it very difficult to see the pieces. We gave up looking for a parking place within walking distance and drove to another museum, The Legion of Honor, where there was an amazing exhibit of over 60 trompe l'oeil masterpieces inspired by the history of costume. all made entirely of paper! We happened to arrive just as the docent was starting to take a group around. I sometimes forget how much more enjoyable an exhibition is with a docent. This woman was outstanding. The show was called Pulp Fashion, the Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave. If you ever have the opportunity to see this exhibit, don't miss it. In the meantime, look Isabelle up on the internet to get a feel for what she does. There were no photos allowed.