I vow to have well written and revised blog posts by post 500. I’m at 313 so I’ve got time! In the meantime I have been peeking at other artists blogs and I would like to recommend checking out Austin Kleon’s this week. austinkleon.com/
In my painting news, progress on Theorem continues. I’m on the fourth canvas out of six. The geometric mark making reminds me a lot of the same style that I had in my painting Roma.
It has been a very busy week. I teach AP Art History and got to go to Chicago for training.
it was so great! I was able to bring along my mom and son. They went to the four different museums and I was able to see the Art Institute, amidst a lot of Art History classes. Every morning I ran in different areas and got to see some amazing architecture.
I just got got back last night and continued working on Theorem (starting the second of six canvases).
I am working on an idea to submit for Indianapolis' Bicentenial. As a proud Hoosier I am throwing all of my creativity into it. The only thing that's different than usual is that I am doing it entirely on the iPad from the school district that I teach in. All of the kiddos will have this next year, so I am determined to figure out all of the cool Adobe apps. The bicentennial design is being drawn on Adobe Draw.
What a babe. I've got two other digital drawing projects to do before I get back to Theorum. That is the painting that consists of six panels, also called a hexaptych.
I will be creating it's own page soon. The first of the 6 panels (in process) is below.
I missed some of my favorite students graduation parties. My creativity was spurred by guilt! I used Adobe Sketch to make a card for the kiddos. It is a super fun drawing app. Definitely play with wet on wet washes and watch your drawings come to life with a playback of the entire thing! Very cool, oh, and free. Nice.
I finally got a good picture of Consumption at Garfield Park Art Center. Nike will be there for an extended time as well.
Back to arting, g'night!
Summer is great for my (and my dog's) favorite pastime, trail running. It has nothing to do with art really, but since I don't have much to update in that way, this will do.
One of my former students just graduated from college. Her college subscribed her to ArtForum, which she didn't want. Now I get a year's worth of it. Woohoo, teacher appreciation!
Now, time to get back to wrapping up Typical Whorl.