Thursday, June 17, 2010

I Will Paint Tomorrow!!!!!!

FINALS ARE OVER and I'm sort of thrilled about that. Tomorrow I am going to paint. End of story. So feel free to check back, hopefully it will be something good. But for now, here is a study I did of my vunderbar friend Camille (her blog is artsy and fun...check it out!) in under two hours. It was so great of her to sit for me!

I hope you all do something fun this weekend. I hope that I do too.

That's all. Farewell until tomorrow.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Photo-location Find!

So I like to do photography as a hobby, and it just so happened that my friend Coryn needed some last minute pics of her and her handsome future hubby. So, me being the novice photographer I was, I googled "good photography locations in Provo" and came across this place. It is on 5th East, about ten blocks south of BYU. Gotta love old warehouses and rusty poles. So all you Provoians, you should probably check it out. That's all. Hope you like the pics.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Susan Lyon

I absolutely LOVE the color combos used here. The light is so beautiful, subtle and cool, and the shadows nice and hot hot hot.

One thing I love about Susan Lyon is that she kinda uses reverse psychology in her painting. I'll explain.

She often will make super large-stroked, exciting backgrouds; sometimes even with tons of texture. In the first piece, not so much the case. Now think about more traditional ways of attracting the eye. The background is usually totally downplayed while the foreground has the big textures and exciting brush strokes. With Lyon's work, she makes the lights, the focal points, a place for the eye to rest. Interesting method. I love it though! If you want to see more of her stuff, she is also one of my side-bar stars.

Hopefully soon I can post more of my own stuff...Spring term has sadly stolen me away from my studio happiness. Sigh. But I've got some commissions that I need to get done, so at least those should show up soon. Hope you're enjoying the exquisite weather!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Little Tribute to a Fave Artist

Brian Kershisnik. He is one of the artists I keep on my sidebar. I just love his work. It's so pure and has so much personality. No trying to impress anyone here. He's just a breath of fresh air. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.