I accepted the Facebook 5 Day Art Challenge nomination from my friend and artist Audrey Hawkins. Here's my Day 3: painted ceramic plates. I sent these plates to Moscow recently, to our family's close friends. Hi, my dear Moscow friends, if you're reading this :)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
I accepted the Facebook 5 Day Art Challenge nomination from my friend and artist Audrey Hawkins. Here's my Day 1: drawings of Indian dance performance by Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, seen at the MET a couple of weeks ago. Odissi is one of the oldest dance traditions in the world. The dancers were performing invocations of the Mother Goddess with her “elephantine gait, compassionate gaze and benevolence”. Accompanied by poetry reading, many beautiful metaphors came to life through the interpretive dance of two graceful, barefoot dancers.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
This is the 3rd and final installment of the figure drawing series from Dalvero Academy's winter 2015 session (here's Part 1 and Part 2). I find this David Hockney quote most appropriate: "Drawing is rather like playing chess: your mind races ahead of the moves that you eventually make." So true. Let's just add that this "game" has to end. I look forward to the next life drawing class: there's always so much more to do and to explore!
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
I'm starting the year right, with 3 full days of life drawing at Dalvero Academy.
"It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character." -Camille Pissarro (1831 - 1903)