Friday, May 24, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
I'll be teaching "Painting portraits with four colors", based on the palette of renowned painter Anders Zorn, at the South County Art Assoc. in Rhode Island this July. Four weeks, Tuesday mornings. I really enjoy teaching this class. If you'd like to try an approach to painting portraits that simplifies color, sign up! The first class explores the color palette, the next three weeks we'll paint from a live model. I do a short demo every class.
Posted by Kathy Weber at 10:06 AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
We were in New Orleans the week before last, just for fun. The arc of the trip covered the Boston Marathon bombing, from seeing the bombing on a TV in a bar in the French Quarter on Monday afternoon to seeing the suspect apprehended on a TV in the airport on the way home on Friday.
Anyhow, I loved the red trolleys and the palm trees and couldn't wait to do a painting of them. This will be in my show in Philly, just a month away.
Posted by Kathy Weber at 6:35 PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
I visited the Zorn exhibit at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum recently, it was great to finally see a number of his paintings (24) in the flesh. They were all masterful, but I was really amazed by this one of the skater. What an idea for a painting! It's quite large, mostly black, gray and white. The one really warm spot is her face.
You can't take photos in the museum, otherwise I would have a better detail here. Her eye socket is just a smear of dark paint, no detail at all. I stood there staring at it for a while. So simple but so perfect! And I love the skate marks on the ice.
Here's one of my latest efforts at portrait painting. 12" x 9", oil on canvas board. Not bad, but you won't be confusing me with Zorn, at least not in the near future.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
At the club where I teach painting, there's a lovely corner room with a lot of windows and a skylight. It makes it difficult to set up a still life because the light changes all day long, but if you're feeling light deprived it's a good place to be.
Not for sale at this time.
Posted by Kathy Weber at 7:56 AM
Monday, March 25, 2013
Say "Sushi chefs" 10 times fast, if you can. I can't even say it once.
I love painting bright lights against a dark background. The secret is to paint it wet into wet, so you can get the degree of softness that you want. Keep the dark paint thin, then pile on the light. Use a warm transition color, like a reddish-orange, to keep the feeling of warmth.
I'm saving this one for my show in June.