I talk about my unfinished work a good bit on this blog, and for good reason. I HAVE SO MUCH STINKING WORK STARTED. Here, right now I vow to finish one piece TODAY.
Now, for the meat and 'taters... Check out the photos above. They are two self portraits I've been working on from my art class with Staci. The images on the left are from an OZ themed portrait we started in February, and the one on the right is a portrait we started in March. The only requirement on the portrait on the right is that we use an unusual method of drawing, so I chose to cut lines through the illustration board before painting it, and then peel away portions of the painted surface. It worked, but now I am not sure where to go next. I fear if I pull away the other painted surfaces to reveal a white surface, the shapes wil get lost and it will no longer look like my face. I could always paint the new white lines with lighter shades of blue to keep each area's value. Thoughts?
My friend Lucas posted this on his blog www.lucasfoxxx.com the other day. I loved it, then stole it!
I took a drawing class this winter to...
A) work on my drawing skills - obviously
B) to make friends - nerd
Well, the class was great. I got a lot of projects started and I did end up making friends... with my teacher!
Now I have 3 large projects started. Two self portraits and a series of 100 playing card sized drawings to do. Look for them in the photo library.
Well, technically not my first... but my first grown up art show, lets say. I was very proud to be participating in this event. The theme was "A Celebration" and I chose to display a totally new painting for the occasion.
The painting is of my mom's real MRI from 2007, and it ties into the show's theme as a celebration of the life of someone living with multiple sclerosis. The small boxes symbolize her experiences and the MRI is the prognosis. I think it's pretty straightforward. The general message is to not pity someone living with a disease, but to celebrate the life of that person.
I have an art show coming up in about a week. The flyer is below. Doing all new work. Soooo excited.
Also, Merry Christmas!
I've been working on this painting of my sister for months. When I say "months" I mean I started it months ago and quit working on it for a long time. I picked it back up yesterday, and made a lot of progress. In the process I re-discovered something that I've probably discovered many times in my artistic career.... faces are HARD. This is especially true when you know the subject, and I've known my sister for her entire life. It's good to take up this challenge once in a while, because the subject will nearly always have high expectations. It feels good to be pushed.
Victoria Jon is an artist living and working in Pittsburgh. She likes to paint, draw, and read your awesome comments and fan mail. Victoria is a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.