In my painting class with Scott Noel we once again had a cool set up, for me one of the best he's had in a long time and I wish we had more that one session on it. He called it his "romance cover" set-up. As always Scott had plenty of books out to help, inspire and discuss, he'd call the class over on breaks to point out certain things or stress points he wanted to make.
The drawing below is one of the many drawings or paintings Scott brings each week to class. I always love seeing his work.
The drawing is from Bruce Samuleson's Life Drawing seminar, litho crayon on newsprint, I cranked out a few but this is the only one that was "OK".
Its tra-digital and I think I will explore some paintings this way as well as staying traditional like the rough-in below. Continuing of with the beauty or bride series I'd pouring the gasoline on right now. I figure some will be good I hope and some just get burned up and be messes, but you have to risk to grow.
I showed my work along with artists that were an influence on my work. Moran wanted it to be artist 1970 and onward and frankly most of the artists that are an influence on my work are dead. There are a few modern artists, I like, Zhaoming Wu, Steve Huston, Hicks, Lipking, Desiderio to name a handful. But Wyeth, Sargent, Zorn, Cornwell, Rockwell, Fechin are all much bigger influences. I just found out about an artist named Balcomb Greene who is very interesting.
Wednesday I happened by chance to sit in on a perspective lecture by Michael Grimadli that he was giving in the cast hall. Michael Grimadli was set up and doing a drawing demo on perspective, so I decided to stay and check it out.I guess for the next few weeks Grimaldi, Peter Van Dyke and Scott Noel and maybe other teachers are going to be doing demos on perspective that are open to all of the students. I think this is great and they have had a few events like this in the past with Van Dyke.
1. Work from inside to outside
2. Drawing concepts should never over ride visual perception.
3.The line of thrust vs the line of action.
4. Check for the central core of immovable landmarks
5.The lights ource must be considered in perspective.
Next week is annual school-wide Open Studio on Friday Night, so it will be a busy, busy week, lots to do and clean up and haul out of the studio and make the shop look nice for visitors.