Sunday, November 23, 2014
Hanging at the "Archetype" show at In Bocca al Lupo Fine Art Gallery is this painting, "Pilgrimage." It is exciting to hear people respond to a painting, like this one, with their own stories. One couple told me all about a memorable trip they took to Jordan and Israel. Another gentleman talked about his recent trip to Cameroon.
It hardly matters what my original idea was when I painted this piece. It has become something much bigger, with a broader geography, and many more layers of story. As each new person sees it and responds, it becomes even more textured by their experiences.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
It is so much easier for me to sketch regularly when I am on a trip. Every day brings new sketching subjects and I find myself creating an illustrated journal of the adventure.
But, at home, the every day doesn't excite me so much for sketching. My sketchbook sits on my shelf, sometimes in my car, but I don't sketch. Which is a shame, because I really do love sketching!
Several months back, I signed up for Sketchbook Skool, an online series of workshops all about sketching. I have gathered many new ideas about sketching techniques and materials, and more ideas about sketching subjects to explore.
Here is a sketch about water aerobics. Part of my every day life at home, but something I have never attempted to sketch. Do you sketch your every day life? Do tell!
Thursday, November 6, 2014
|"Lear" 22 x 15, acrylic on paper|
In Bocca al Lupo Fine Art Gallery presents
an exhibition of work by
Roxanne Colyer Clingman and
Katherine van Schoonhoven
Friday, November 7
5:00 -- 8:00
In Bocca al Lupo Fine Art Gallery
2025 SE Jefferson Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222
You are invited!