Special Order Keeping Me Busy - Thank goodness for special orders. Many, if not most, pottery shops in and around Seagrove have closed to the public. We potters are still making pots, and...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I've always been fairly competent with a pencil and paper and even had a painting class about 20 years ago at Meredith College. It was awful and I don't think I learned that much...perhaps then I was too impatient. John doesn't allow that. You work on it until it's done...and he made me work on it over and over again until I started seeing how to mix paint and apply it properly. I've always been able to differentiate light and shadow (obviously as a photographer), so the trick was learning the application and technique of brush to canvas. I think I worked a total of 150 hours from January 28th until I put the final coat of varnish on last week. Proud of the effort and have started on my second already. To give credit where credit is due, John has us copy another work of art by a master painter. Mine is a loosely referenced rendition of a painting of Cambridge, Vermont by T.M. Nicolas.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
My daughter Gillian rides every week out at MacNairs stables in Raleigh. Last night I decided to stick around and take advantage of the nice light to take a few pictures. I usually ride my bike while she is riding the horses, but the sky provided too much of an opportunity.