Despite my promises to myself, the blogosphere, my keyboard, etc., I haven't updated since the WPW-a-thon extravaganza of this past September. But that doesn't mean I haven't been busy! No, indeed. It just means I've been too busy to post. (I think that's what that means. Or maybe too lazy to post. Hm.) Anyway, allow me to remedy this tragic state of affairs with a little update: a recent alla prima sketch of my studiomate, one night recently when our model cancelled. I have two versions of the painting because MAN OH MAN is it hard to photograph dark paintings. You will notice the painting looks wildly different in these photos because A. my phone's camera is apparently crap and B. this here painter (me) is apparently a crap photographer:
studiomate sketch photo #1 - too light, too much glare
(painting is 12"x12", oil on panel)
studiomate sketch photo #2 - TOO DARK WAAAAY TOO DARK
Sigh. We can't win them all, folks. Here's to more painting, at least - whether or not I'll be able to accurately photograph them or not.
Hey all, I've been a lousy correspondent of late for sure... but it's partially because some serious Women Painting Women exhibition awesomeness has been going on. Woot! Here's a photo from the juried exhibition at Principle Gallery Charleston in South Carolina on September 5 - a huge number of the participating artists showed up, from as far away as California, Nebraska, Colorado, Texas, New York, and more:
Just a handful of the artists participating in Principle Gallery Charleston's Women Painting Women exhibition in September 2014
I'l post some more soon... but in the meantime, we have some more photos and such posted to the Women Painting Women Facebook page (be sure to "like" us... we recently just went over the 10,000 "likes" mark! Yay!) at this link. Also, be sure to check out the Women Painting Women blog, where we update more images of women by women painters.
The show received some nice coverage, all of which we haven't completely collected yet... but here's a mention from Fine Art Connisseur at this link. The magazine was also kind enough to cover the Women Painting Women-spawned "PayIt Forward" exhibition at Principle Gallery's original location in Alexandria, VA - here is the article on that show (whose concept was designed by artists Alia El-Bermani to share the spotlight not only with more women artists but also with local charities, who received proceeds from show sales).
Ok. Ahem. Was it actually a full year ago now that I vowed I would be better about updating this blog? Probably. Anyway, I'm *slowly* getting my act together, and have at the very least updated some new paintings to my regular website, which has been a long time coming. You can see these at this link on my site.
There's a bunch of good stuff coming up soon, including a new "Women Painting Women" themed show - in honor of the 5th anniversary of the blog - at Principle Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. More info and a preview of *all* of the pieces in the show can be found here!
More soon! I promise (or do I? Auughh!!) In the meantime, I'll leave you with a painting that is itching for a good home...
voilee, oil on panel, 12"x12", by Diane Feissel
(...a painting of lovely and talented artist Susan Lyon)