|Seated Nude, oil pastel on toned paper, 7" X 7", 2012|
The next step
I have worked from the live nude periodically since the early 1970's. This blog starts in my second year of working almost exclusively from the figure.
In the fall of 2015 I reintroduced still lifes and an occasional cityscape into my painting repertoire. Rather than abandon this figure blog or start a new one I decided to just add them to the conservation.
All drawings and paintings posted on this blog were done entirely from the live model.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
I once read an article by a man who was well into his 90's. He was a writer and had led, in fact was still leading, an interesting and full life. The tone of his article wasn't angry or bitter he was simply relating his situation as an nonagenarian. Most individuals and indeed society as a whole had ceased paying any attention to him. In his daily life, at parties or with his writing he had become invisible.
This eventuality is all too familiar to a visual artist. For most of us being ignored isn't something new. In lock step with our broader culture the art world skews toward youth. Persevering in the face of this truth can be a challenge.