Friday, October 30, 2009

Philly ahoy!

Sorry for the long absence... was away for a wedding and then managed to come down with the flu. Was it the flu? You know, that one? I don't know... all I know is that it hit me hard at a time when I had a lot to do and now we're moving up to Philadelphia tomorrow and after that I need a long, long, long nap. Anyway - more updates will be posted soon, once we're settled (and in possession of an Internet connection). In the meantime, here's a painting I did recently for one of Raleigh's most awesome artists:
Superaugie, oil on printed fabric, 10"x10", 2009 by me, Diane Feissel.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Another weekend sketch.

We're headed up north for a wedding tomorrow... in the meantime, here's another sketch - this one in pencil - that I was working on late on Saturday (couldn't sleep, caught Drawing Fever. It happens.) Anyway, have a good weekend, Internet! And for those of you artists reading this, do any of you find that you have a particular time of day that you work best? I definitely seem to be most energetic and focused at night (and into the wee hours of the morning, unfortunately)... what about you?
Sketch of self in Afghan hat, graphite on paper, by me, Diane Feissel.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Weekend sketch.

Been busy, trying to pull it all together for the move Northward. Here's a recent paint sketch - that's about all I have time for these days, unfortunately!
Portrait sketch of James, 2009, oil on panel, 6" x 6" (I think), by me, Diane Feissel.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Last first.

This past Friday was my last First Friday here in Raleigh, as we'll be moving up to Philadelphia at the end of this month. Sad! But it was good to see some great people, and some great art. I'll miss you, Raleigh artists!! Sigh. I'll definitely miss Alison Overton, who had a great exhibit of new photos at Flanders 311:
Alison and her gorgeous photos from the series entitled "Secret Hours."

A real, live theremin! And real, live theremin player. Cooool.

A little blurry – but wanted to pay tribute to Tamar's curatorial awesomeness. It's hard to see here, but you should go down to the gallery in person to observe the excellent flow of the exhibition.

Things have changed around a bit at 311, where I used to have my studio. Good people there, all of 'em. Now they have another reeeeeally good painter there, in the space I used to share with Shaun (who is currently in residence at the Bemis Center in Omaha, and has moved into a studio at Artspace). This new painter - her name is Marianita Stevans - has work up at this link, and currently at 311. Here's Judy from 311 with Marianita's gorgeous painting in the background:

Also awesome was getting these paintings from Casey Porn: yay Raleigh artists!!
Little itty-bitty paintings by Raleigh artist Casey Porn

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Uncovered, part deux.

So, here are some more of my newly-discovered (yet not newly-drawn) figure sketches, for your amusement and for the historical record:
Obviously a very unfinished sketch, but I was always fond of this pose - great line there. Right on, model! Whoever you were. I don't event remember where I did these - Philadelphia? San Francisco? '90s? '00s? Who knows.

Ditto this one - one of those cool poses that looks comfortable but most likely was not very comfortable after about 2 minutes.

Awesome pose and twist, but dreaded foreshortening! Poorly rendered!! Arggg! The agony of defeat.

Cool pose, but there's definitely something off about my proportions in this one. Sigh.