Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Coffee shop sketches . . .

I had to take the car in for an oil change early this morning. Rather than wait for the car at the station, I walked down the street to a coffee shop. Unlike my last post, I had a sketchbook with me this morning. Interesting. I think I sketched this man once before . . . also around 7 am . . . same coffee shop and I was there for the same reason.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Coffee shop sketches . . .

I arrived in town a bit early the other day, so I stopped for chai at a favorite coffee shop. These moments are made for sketching, since people always make such wonderful shapes when visiting informally with friends.
There were many more possibilities in the room. Problem was, the backs of my chai receipt and an envelope were the only blank papers I had. A small sketchbook added to my purse would be a good idea.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

NAWA 122nd Annual Exhibition in NYC NY

My Red Bow
10 x 8 oil

This little painting is from an early morning walk in West Lake Park, Hongzhou, Zhejiang, China. I went to the park between 5:30 - 6am every morning to sketch and paint before breakfast. I was amazed how many people, elderly to the very young, were out so early.

This little girl was walking with her grandmother. Her sweet face, big red bow and wonderful hair, just looked like a painting to me. Even though my visit to China was years ago, I am still using sketchbook and photo reference material in my work. There were so many beautiful moments.

My Red Bow will be in the National Association of Women Artists 122nd Anniversary Exhibition in New York.

May 3 - 31, 2010
Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery
417 Lafayette Street, NYC NY
Opening Reception: May 19, 2011 6 - 8pm

Monday, April 4, 2011

"Lantern Light"

20 x 16
oil on panel

In this painting I was interested in the color, value and intensity changes caused by light and shadow.

For those of you who enjoy seeing the beginning sketches, another one was posted on March 27th. For some reason it did not go out to those requesting notices of new postings. It can be seen on my Day to Day Painting site.