Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Painting with Kitty Wallis

Kitty Wallis
"Without" from reference photo by Brian Grimes

It was a gray day, sometimes raining and sometimes hailing. A good day to be in the studio. But, today, not in my studio, but in Kitty's studio. I always learn from watching her paint. Her subject was bold, upsetting, unusual and so was her painting!

I am fortunate to be the mentee to Kitty's mentor in this confusing journey of art. I feel like I have a little case of hero-worship and I am so honored to have her teach me. I have much to learn.

So, imagine this. In one part of the studio, Kitty painting this great, wild painting. And, what was I doing (when I wasn't watching her)? Well, I was painting one of those paintings that is a study in what can go wrong. It deserves it's own blog entry, so I'll do that next!


Celeste Bergin said...

Kitty is left handed? Not sure I knew that! Weird painting. So unlike anything she has done before!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Yes, she's always been left-handed. A departure for sure.