January 31, 2017

NaMoPaiMo




Thanks to Jen Buxton for this motivating event! NaMoPaiMo has taken on a life of it's own - with well over 200 participants! February has now become National Model Painting Month! From beginners to professionals, it's a great group to motivate everyone to paint and complete a model in the month of February. February is especially challenging given it's one of my busier times of year in public accounting, but I'm going to give it a shot. Brenda Bednar's show in early March is also motivation to have a new face ready to show. It's the first show in awhile in Region X that has the Artist Resin breed and workmanship on a Saturday, so I'm super excited! Showing around here is so awesome that most of the shows are a two-day affair. Since Sunday is my Sabbath, that means I'm showing in the AR/CM performance division on Saturdays (not that I'm complaining!).

Little Oliver was chosen as he's little, I have no painted pony foals, and he was mostly prepped (allowed in the rules). I plan to paint him a bay or chestnut tobiano in pastels and acrylics. I think he'll make a cute little Chicoteague pony! Wish me luck!

October 10, 2016

Bay State Live 2016


Bay State Live 2016 

Photos are up on my Facebook page. Better late than never!

March 31, 2016

The Met - Degas' Sculptures


I am drawn to Degas' art, largely due to its subject matter, but also there is a raw sense of reality in his work. I published a paper as an undergrad dance major at BYU on his ballet paintings, and the juxtaposition of a graceful dancer tucking in her laces or scratching her back are timeless and charming. I had not had the opportunity to see his equine sculptures in person before our trip to The Met and I really enjoyed these sculptural sketches of gesture and form.