Meet my girls - Polish Chickens. They are amazingly personable and quite funny. I was watching them outside my window the other day and decided to grab my paints and paint them - finally! There is a squash plant that is overtaking their coop. See the series of pictures I took in sequence - they seem to be reacting to my husband AND to each other. Is that cute or what?
I was invited to do a painting demonstration on Friday night at the National Arts League in New York. The demo was to be from 8-10 pm. I knew in advance this may be a problem, so I came prepared. The first demo was finished in about 20 minutes. I brought out my second canvas and jumped into the next painting, done in about 1/2 hour. Since I teach "how to paint fast, loose and bold" I figured it's a good idea to practice what I preach. There was plenty of time left over for coffee and cookies, Q and A, general chit chat about current museum shows, etc.
The demo was started with a 2 " flat brush and ended with a liner, to put the small highlights on the rooster's red "crown". Below are some photos taken by Suzie Alvey, which made me realize I have a habit of sticking out my tongue while I paint. I guess there are worse habits, right?
"Personable Pug" Acrylic 6x9"
I am a big believer in the notion that if the values are correct, you have plenty of leeway with color. That is the focus of this week's Daily Paintwork's . This painting was created from a b/w photo of a pug. I had a little fun with artistic license, but I kept the values true.