Day 4 of Alyssa Monks' painting. The final day! I started working on the actual large painting (24 x 36 ") with huge brushes and lots of paint to create impasto. Sorry the photo is a bit dark, I realise now. I will take a better one...I am going to continue on this over the next week so stay posted for progress. This workshop was a really fantastic experience and I feel like I learnt so much in a very short space of time thanks to some very efficient and organised teaching. Thanks once again @alyssamonks I'm incredibly grateful I got to do this!
Georgia O'Keefe by Alfred Stieglitz (1933). The delicate beauty of the "Mother of American Modernism" was captured numerous times by her first mentor and later husband the photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Her unique artistic style gained her unprecedented acceptance as a female artist from the fine art world, but as one of her quotes reveals, her ambition was far beyond being the best female artist: "The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I'm one of the best painters".
Watercolor with @sennelier1887 paints and paper - Frank Ocean's Novacane is on the playlist "Sink full of dishes pacin' in the kitchen, cocaine for breakfast, yikes
Bed full of women, flip on a tripod, little red light on shootin', I'm feelin' like
Stanley Kubrick, this is some visionary shit" #womenpaintersrock#womenpainters#artist#peetscoffee
Day 2 of Alyssa Monks' workshop. Today was hugely informative and the demos were an amazing and efficient way to learn about color mixing and first application of paint visually. Here is my first effort at a color study based on this process. More fun to come tomorrow! Thanks @alyssamonks
Flower container garden at Studio C Gallery DTLA. Stunning courtyard garden.
8 more days to Opening Reception!
Saturday, June 3rd 6 to 9 pm
Speaking of Trees Exhibition at Studio C Gallery. Participating artists: Women Painters West
Benefit Fund Raiser for Tree People.
Don't forget we will have a Shade Tree Adoption! Courtesy of City Plants.
+ much more.
For more info: contact Peggy Nichols
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"An Angler" (mid 1920s) by Tarsila do Amaral (1886- 1973).
📌one of the leading Latin America modernist artists.
📌born into a wealthy family who encouraged her education. 📌was exposed to Cubism, Futurism and Expressionism while studying art in Paris. Already in Paris she developed a personal style which combined Brazilian indigenous forms with modern art. 📌during the twenties she travelled extensively throughout Brazil to explore the variety of indigenous culture, and to find inspiration for new national art.
My small studies from yesterday's day 1 of NYAA workshop with Alyssa Monks. Such a fun process for planning and starting a larger painting. Everything is kept open and soft at this stage, which suits my natural tendency. Thanks for an informative and eye opening first day @alyssamonks
Last day of a month long journey. Saw lots of gorgeous places, made friends and had the pleasure of training talented educators. I spent time with old friends @resisit2017 @johnsiska , lucky me. Painted, ran, explored, learned many things. Now, home. Thank you. @makeupdesignory #midwest#traveller#womenpainters
Another "oldie".... it was a longtime favorite of mine and also of the general public.
I had this painting also on 30x30cm miniposter format on sale, but since of last week I only got 1 left, I thought it was a good idea to keep that print for myself!
There are still other prints of more recent paintings for sale, check out the link in my bio.
Super stoked to have work in this show!
Approx 50 works by as many artists! Opening June 9, @designsublime in Miami. On view thru July 1, 2017. @womeninthearts #womenpainters#womenartists#contemporary art @girlsclubfll @available.space
Watercolor on @sennelier1887 paper avec @sennelier1887 watercolors. I can't wait to get back to the lovely @unionsacre wine I saved for my return - three days away.
"And when she lets me slip away
She turns me on and all my violence's gone
Nothing is wrong
I just slip away and I am gone
Nothing is wrong
She turns me on
I just slip away and I am gone"
Happy Birthday, Mary Cassatt - one of my favourite artists and one of "Les Trois Grandes Dames". "Oh, how wild I am to get to work, my fingers farely itch & my eyes water to see a fine picture again."
Back in nineteenth century, women weren't expected to pursue a career in the arts, nor allowed to paint after a live model, or to be members of official art institutions to exhibit their own works. But as a student of Jean-Léon Gérôme, among other renowned male artists, she became one of the "Intransigents" (The Impressionists), along with Manet, Courbet, Renoir, Degas, of whom she said "I used to go and flatten my nose against that window and absorb all I could of his art. It changed my life. I saw art then as I wanted to see it."
Far too often we tend to pay attention to the works of male artists, despite the superb oeuvre of women ones.
Update: it's #SOLD !!! My painting 'Thickets' is featured in this week's selection at @saatchiart 🎨 It's still available! If you want to know more about this self portrait, please visit the link in my bio 😊
Watercolor in process. I was obsessed with open green prairie spaces in Illinois. Drinking some wine from Whole Foods, soft and simple. Listening to R.E.M. "Strange Currencies" "with love comes strange currencies
And here is my appeal - I need a chance, a second chance, a third chance
A fourth chance, a word, a signal
A nod, a little breath
Just to fool myself, to catch myself
And make it real"