January 19, 2011

January 18, 2011

January 17, 2011

Art House Co-op Sketchbook Part 5













































Anyone recognize this?












































January 16, 2011

Art House Co-op Sketchbook Part 4























This one will probably become a painting later.


































































January 15, 2011

Art House Co-Op Sketchbook Part 3

A few more pages...
They are crinkly because I used some watercolor on the thin pages. Couldn't be helped.


























































































January 13, 2011

Art House Co-op Sketchbook Part 2

The first few pages of my sketchbook, including the introduction. It is a mixed-media extravaganza, including collage!








































































January 11, 2011

Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project

Just finished my sketchbook for the Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project. I turned my theme, "Down Your Street," into the title and painted it on the cover of the sketchbook. More to come.

January 09, 2011

Happy New Year

January 05, 2011

Visit to the Dixon Gallery & Gardens

On December 30th I got off work at 1pm, so I headed to the Dixon Gallery and Gardens with my brand new membership. I'd been reading Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty for bookclub and it gave me a serious hankering for looking at art.

This was from a still life exhibit. It is a fish skeleton carved out of linden wood. For a wood carving it's very expressive. As it says on the sketch, I've never seen anything like it.


















I had to do a quick sketch of this because I had just read a part in the book that mentions this artwork. It even has a picture of it! The next work of art I looked at was a Milton Avery, an artist who played a big part in the book.


























This was my favorite piece from the exhibit of Barthe (sorry, don't know how to make the accent over the 'e') bronze sculptures. It was just a little thing. From the front he doesn't have much of an expression, but his profile looks so serious and determined. It was pretty spectacular, but made me less interested in all of the other sculptures (and there were a lot of them).
























It was a lovely visit! I do wish they had a cafe, though. What would have made it lovelier would have been enjoying a cup of coffee while looking out over the gardens and thinking about all of the art I had just looked at.

January 04, 2011

Also from the Breakroom

January 03, 2011

January 02, 2011

From the Breakroom

January 01, 2011