Thursday, May 24, 2012
I applied for a spot in a gallery show in Pacifica, California and I will hear back on May 31st if I made the cut. They have room for only 75 artists and so far over 100 applications. The idea is to create 50 paintings in 50 days following a theme which you presented to the gallery. Everyone's theme is unique to them but all 50 paintings have to relate to the theme you selected. You will receive from the gallery 50 6" x 6" composition board pieces on which to create your masterpieces. They will be displayed 7 across and 7 down (49) with an inch between each painting. The 50th painting can be framed and will be to the side of the grid of 49 paintings. I love the look of small paintings displayed this way. They will be on display and for sale. The artist sets the price...suggested between $50 and $150. While I am waiting to hear if I was accepted, I decided to do some drawings 6" x 6" to get a feel for what I am. I plan to create collage backgrounds and then do ink drawings of wrinkled faces and hands on top.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 3:01 PM
Friday, May 18, 2012
|2 PAGE SPREAD|
Well, you know, practice, practice, practice. I particularly like continuous line drawing. These aren't totally made with one line but I try to keep the pen to the paper as long as possible. I am continually creating a collection of different styles of drawing on my Pinterest board, but I keep going back to this style when I want to sketch, so I think I have found what feels right for me. My goal is to do lots of drawings and then make some paintings working strictly from the drawings and not the original reference. I think this last composition of the two heads peering over the shoulder of the central figure has interesting potential.
I have found I can get amazing distortion taking photos with my iPad. Plus, my husband gave me a new camera for Mother's Day that has a 20X zoom, yet it is even smaller and lighter weight than my last camera. Fortunately, not too much of a learning curve to use the new camera.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 7:59 PM
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
|THE PALM READER #1|
|THE PALM READER #2|
|THE PALM READER #3|
|THE PALM READER #4|
This is my favorite approach to drawing....modified contour line. I purposely kept the pencil on the paper and kept the line continuous as long as possible, weaving my way down the page. This helps produce a more interesting drawing and a more assured line. I rarely erase but prefer to draw the image again, making changes and corrections in each succeeding drawing. I become more familiar with the image, how the parts work together as a whole and eventually, I produce a drawing that satisfies me. My goal is to do lots of drawings from my Pinterest collection and then working from my drawings, alone, combine the images in someway to create some new paintings. While I am drawing, different painting possibilities surface in my mind.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 9:29 PM
Monday, May 7, 2012
|RHONDA AND ME!|
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 3:40 PM