I've had orange on the brain this week; from eating sweet potatoes and pumpkin scones to this burnt umber toggle jacket (left), and even in my art, it's been various shades of between red and yellow.
Maybe I'm just tuned into to it now, but I'm drawn to orange things everyday.
Orange used to make me think of Caldor, the department store my mother used to work at when I was very young, and they had this very 70s' ombre logo:
I just loved this bright orange shirt, but ultimately left without it. My favorite colors this season are mint, camel and black, wearing them in shifting proportions :)
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Went to Tom Grady's amazing gallery show this weekend.
Tom did a mind-blowing 100 portraits, all from ages 0 - 100!
I saw a few familiar faces, friends and colleagues from the museum. His ability to capture likenesses is just astounding!
And speaking of likenesses...
It just so happened that Thursday was my black & white portrait lesson for my teen painting class at the museum. I like to have the kids go directly from reference and work larger than life.
Not many people have the opportunity to work big in their homes, so it's great to use the studio space to the best of it's capabilities.
I make them choose from a batch, there was Uncle Jessie (from Full House) some WeeGee portraits from 1940, Tom Selleck, some random 80's yearbook photos, Audrey Hepburn, and Quest Love from the Roots.
Noah totally rocks the Selleck.
They both capture different aspects of the same person! So cool!
I drew/painted a mouth as an example to help a student,
and the result both amuses and terrifies me