Wednesday, October 15, 2014
My teacher, Jose Gallindo, was able to speak passionately about his work in this ancient medium and generate excitement around this media that was made famous by Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo. I am working from a live model who was dressed in Mexican style on a larger portable panel and have the black outline drawn in pure pigment and I am getting ready to mix color directly onto the smooth wet lime plaster that will dry to a bright white. The colors deepen in a short time and become permanent. I love the way a brush flows onto this porous surface. Although it can be challenging to draw and paint out in the open museum, it all worked so nicely, I was able to stay focused and the ambient of the marble lined gallery added to the experience.
It was my choice as to what to do in the background, so I am getting ready to draw in a street with a house that is based on Frieda's home in Mexico City, which is where Jose lives today.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Here is the invite that was sent out and the description of her part in the program
Sketch artist Jennifer Ewing draws portraits from life or photos on her iPad or sketch book and through her powers of observation, brings out the most powerful facial characteristics of her subject. By having your portrait done, you can see yourself through fresh eyes.
|Tony Wilkins, Media Man, sat for his portrait|
After Hours Networking Expo
And 16th Anniversary Celebration
Thu. September 25, 2014, 6-9pm
US Bank Historic Main Branch
300 Montgomery / California Sts- Downtown San Francisco, CA 94104
Near Montgomery BART
Parking available a block away at corner of Spring and Sacramento Sts
Event Details: https://www.everycircle.com/
Meet Clients, Network, Grow Your Business
Build Marketshare, Generate Revenues, Leverage Your Business
Create Strategic Alliances with Executives, Entrepreneurs,
Business Owners, Professionals, Community Leaders
Enjoy 5-Star Hospitality
Exhibitors, gourmet appetizers and desserts, music, and win prizes too!
In a very unique, upscale, approachable, and professional environment
Thu. September 25 http://2014sep25mixer.
Advance $15 or 3 for $30 (by 11pm, Sep 24)
Door: $20 (cash or check)
Please bring your receipt. Refunds must be requested at least 24 hrs in advance.
Info: Cesar Plata, 408 352-5932, 239-9006c, cplata@everyCircle.com
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
|"Jillie in September" as the subject of my iPad|
Our neighbor, Hugh Buck started drawing on his and starting his blog in 2010. This inspired us to buy ours and begin tackling the learning curve. http://allovercoffeebreath.blogspot.com/
It is hard for me to keep a stylus for they tend to get lost in my carrying bag. So I have grown accustomed to drawing with my finger and letting my finger glide along the glass and adjusting my marks and colors by dialing in the desired effect. The colors and transparancies that you can achieve are vibrant and exciting.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
|Luraline- by Leo Germano|
|Carrie's still life drawing in chalk on painted paper|
Thursday, April 24, 2014
|Leo is drawing from projected image of his photo|
Italy in the late 60's and wanted to draw upon this industrial subject. His love of details, structure and patterns are in evidence as his works off a projected image and does his own selecting of what to highlight or leave in shadow.