Saturday, May 16, 2015
(It was raining the night I left this class. Turns out that while rain doesn't hurt an oil painting, it will soak into the unpainted canvas paper around the edges and make it wrinkle...)
A few faces I've painted recently, in oil. If you're in the Rhode Island area, I'll be teaching a class this summer at the South County Art Association on Monday nights in mid-June and July. Two weeks of portrait drawing, and a month of painting portraits with a limited palette. You can sign up for the drawing and painting classes separately. Suitable for beginners, although some drawing experience is recommended. (The summer classes aren't listed yet on the website, but I'm sure they will be soon.)
Posted by Kathy Weber at 8:17 AM
Monday, May 11, 2015
I actually started this a few weeks ago, but the light changed so fast that I knew I'd have to go back a second time to finish it. Lovely quiet spot in the morning, but the incredible amount of trash on the little beach speaks to late night get togethers with beer and fast food. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed myself. The birds were all chirping and the mosquitos aren't bad yet...
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Posted by Kathy Weber at 3:40 PM
Monday, May 4, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
Yesterday I participated in the Copley Society's annual "Fresh Paint" event for the first time. I went to Castle Island in South Boston with Kate Huntington and Johan Bjurman, fellow painter/members. It was cold and gray, but we still had a really good time. I'm used to taking my work home and fussing with it, but that wasn't an option, it was going directly to the gallery.
Kate and Johan, finishing up.
We got back to the gallery around 4PM and before I knew it my painting was framed and hanging on the wall. The gala and silent auction happens on Saturday, May 9, but you can make bids on all the paintings now.
Posted by Kathy Weber at 6:36 AM
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Last night I went to an opening of a printmaking show at the Candida Clayton Gallery at the Hope Artist Village in Pawtucket, RI. Very nice show, with work by artists from the Providence Art Club and the Torpedo Factory Printmakers, organized by fabulous printmaker Carol Strause FitzSimonds- great job, Carol!
Looking at the monotypes in the show, I remembered these pieces that I made quite a while back. I painted with gouache on plexiglass and while the paint was wet, I pressed paper on it. Then I'd pull the paper up, paint some more, press the paper down, pull it up, paint some more... The end result is a one of a kind painting, but the act of pressing paper onto the paint results in a completely different look than that of a paintbrush directly on the paper. I'm thinking I might have to play with this some more...
"Bikepath Monoprint", gouache, approx. 8" x 11"
"The White Elephant is closed closed", gouache, approx. 8.5" x 13"
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Posted by Kathy Weber at 1:10 PM
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
Those blue squares are windows, it was just after 6AM and the sun had not yet risen. The color outside was the same as the vinyl on the stools.
People weren't lingering this morning. I started several sketches that couldn't be finished because my subject paid his check and left. Anybody know where I can get faster pencils?
Posted by Kathy Weber at 8:05 AM
Saturday, March 21, 2015
These two trees seemed to be doing a pas de deux at a local historic cemetery. I sat in my car and drew and painted them, as it was way too cold and windy to set up outside.
Getting the values right- the sunlit part of the trees was lighter than the blue of the sky- was challenging. The neutral winter colors were also tough. What color is that bark? It always seemed either warmer or cooler than the color I mixed. In the end you have to just look at the big picture- it's all relative, right?
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Posted by Kathy Weber at 10:24 AM