Monday, December 22, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Image courtesy of The New York Times
This morning I was invited to the house of Patricia Van Essche of PVE Design (who is a good friend and fellow artist). She decided to host a small gathering of local artists. The other artists in attendance were Jennifer Orkin Lewis, aka August Wren and Ellen Hopkins Fountain. It reminded me of Gertrude Stein who hosted artists salons in her house frequently. I loved that we sat and talked about everything art related i.e. our creative process, how to advertise ourselves via social media-it was truly inspiring! I am nowhere as prolific as these 3 artists so I definitely felt privileged to be there. It would be terrific if we could organize to have these artists' salons on a regular basis.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Image courtesy of CliveJames.com
Claerwen James, Girl in Blue Against Yellow, Oil on Board, 2009
Claerwen James is a British painter. Her father is well-known author and critic Clive James. She specializes in portraiture, in particular of young people. She usually paints from photographs and not from live sittings. I like that her paintings are not overly detailed but there is enough to capture the person's essence and their expressiveness.