Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
I have to say the plein air landscape studies have really sharpened my skills in the way I was hoping they would and this portrait piece I did this week benefited from that. I really think I've loosened up, sped up and improved my command of the brush.
I've been doing some sketchbook work lately and I'm trying to express myself more. The Fox News piece had to be done. I watch it sometimes just for how ludicrous it is. It's like watching the American version of North Korean television (which, by the way, you can see on YouTube - very very entertaining). I think it expresses my feelings pretty well about what our current administration is up to. I'm curious as to whether all the metaphors come across clearly. The piece with the pigs is an old piece I did for Barron Storey's class a few years ago about the fashion industry and the pressure people have to be thin. I plan to do more like these.