Sketching and Making Marks Class July 6, 2018

June 26, 2018 Simple Painting Class: Meredith at the Lake

Annuals Overture

Annuals Overture, 30 x 22″ watermedia on paper, discovered in my paper cabinet–a sketch for a more refined painting, painted many years ago.  I love and wanted to depict the total immersion of flowers to be found in a European flower market.

Elliott 18 Months, or The Imp

The Imp, 12 x 12″ transparent Richeson watercolor on Ampersand Claybord

John Singer Sargent: “A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth.”  I laugh every time I think of him saying this, as he was such a master of portraiture.  It is both a curse and a blessing that WAS-H’s take-in is tomorrow so I have to stop and sign it!

Mayville PA Depot 1898

Another sketch/line drawing from a Mayville, NY photo circa 1898.  Summer is coming–we shall soon paint these historic drawings together!

“Every new painting is like throwing myself into the water without knowing how to swim.” – Édouard Manet.