Friday, June 13, 2008

Burled Woods

As temperatures soared into triple digits,my palette warmed to the hot side of reds,oranges and yellows. Slightly cooled by dashes of blues and violets,I believe the heat of the day is conveyed to the viewer in this work.
The image is approximately 19"Hx 12"W.
I made use of a technique,acquired from studying video by Don Getz, in which gesso is first applied to the watercolor paper. Watercolor then is splashed over the surface and images are "lifted" out of the color and tones are deepened within the negative shapes. Adding the strong textural elements of bark paper and papyrus completed this woodsey scene.

Currently unmatted or framed this work is available from the artist :$400.+ shipping
contact :kelhart1958@aol.com

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Figures




Life drawing was always a mainstay of my art education. Some of my best lessons and test of my abilities grew out of anatomy classes. After college there was little oppprtunity to draw a live model . I did eventually find my way to an art guild and once again had the oppportunity to get involved with a life drawing workshop. Rusty ,but patient I'm finding my way to a stronger and confident line again.
American Artist Magazine featured a small video clip of interest that shows an intergration of background with the model on the page. This is the link
http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1243578295/bctid1564577319
I hope you enjoy it too.