shallots, 4×6″ acrylic, available
Two for today; I'm off on vacation until April 5th.
A few days after I get back, I'll have 20ish charcoal drawings on display as part of a group show with Jim Bush and Ron Rosenstock at the Providence Art Club – I'll have more details next week, but I've also posted it on the sidebar to the right.
'Bout the studies: back again to my old nemesis, red.
Couldn't pass the shallots up in the grocery store – they were bigger than I'd ever seen, and I use them in the kitchen A LOT. They'll be back for another painting.
strawberry, 4×6″ acrylic, sold
The monster strawberry was a royal pain. Red – rich, luscious, but not screaming bright. Wanted to try and capture that but…right now, to me, it feels like something the Wicked Witch might offer up. So much for Spring.
Last tidbit – fellow artist Sadie Valeri is taking an atelier workshop and has a post about it on her blog. If you're curious about that particular type of classroom experience, her first-day account is worth a read.
I think the order of difficulty for working with certain colors might be 1) green 2) red and 3) black. I barely use any of them as I lean towards my crutch of purples and blues…
Strawberry looks great! I’ll definitely get over the Art Club to see the drawings.
Hi Shawn, just discovered your blog. There are not many of us working with acrylics but I am persevering. Your work is wonderfully fresh and free-spirited. I’d love to know what kind of surface you work on if you wouldn’t mind sharing that please.
jason – don’t fear black!!! think of rembrandt and caravaggio and the way they works emerge from the shadows….
sheila – wonderful to get a visit from the uk- thanks for the feedback! i use hardboard- same as you- that i prime with neutral gray acrylic. for the slightly bigger works, i use cradled gessoboard…i’m working to lighten my touch but still don’t like the ‘give’ of canvas-
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