This is the finished piece of the beautiful black woman we had model at the watercolor society a couple of weeks ago. This is a gold gesso backgroun, very tricky to photo. I see it needs also to flatten out. At least you get the idea.
I start teaching a four week class in Conroe this week. As most of my work is in Austin at Dragonfly Gallery , I have been trying to get some things together to use as examples ....this one I actually started in Austin as a demo. Don't know if it is finished, but time is running out. This model was a belly dancer, so I went expecting to see skin and she was the most dressed among us. You never know what to expect. Just like artwork.
The Hudson and Hubbell self portrait show went up today. Most of the group is tranditional oil painters and young and beautiful. Since I am none of the above I did this. It seemed like the fun thing to do but as I have not seen them up I may want to shoot myself.
I took classes from John LaGatta at the Art Center School in the 60's. I have found information on him on the internet. After all of these years I know how fortunate I was to have had the opportunity to work under him. Read about him if you have the chance. A true genius for his time. According to the internet he died in '77.
We had a beau;tiful black model at the Watercolor Society on Wednesday, I intend to make a painting out of this drawing. I am so far behind in posting at this time, will eventually catch up. My class in Conroe starts next Wednesday. The following week is the international show and the week after that I will go to Dallas for 3 days to do a little workshop. Looks like a busy month and a fun month.