The painter, Susan Lichtman, quotes one of her painting professors as saying,
“Paint what you know, paint what you can”.
I think that is valuable advice. It’s not uncommon for an artist to be seduced by somebody else’s subject matter or expertise or some exotic location looking for subject matter. Sometime ago I settled in to being content painting what I find in my day to day world and just try to paint it best I can.
|Sunrise in the Neighborhood • 8x10|
Open Studio/Painting Sale!
I'm working on having my first ever open studio and sale on Saturday, November 14! (If Covid spikes up too much we'll postpone till spring). We'll be considering all the necessary health precautions. My studio is large enough to handle a fair amount of people with distance and it opens up into a large yard. We will use an online sign up sheet with times to attend. I think it will be a lot of fun! You would be able to see old and new paintings along with seeing a little of how I work in the room where it happens. Some of the paintings will be available at special Covid prices, others at regular price. In addition to paintings, there will be some very affordable prints. But don't let purchasing keep you away, if you're just interested in seeing what I do, you're invited! I'll send out final plans soon along with a sign-up page.
Here are a few of the paintings that will be there.
|Phoenix Art • 24 x 24 Oil on canvas |
Here are a few things that have been going on over the past months.
It's of course an unusual time. The virus has had some effect on us. We were supposed to be in Colorado right now, serving a mission for our Church, however that has been postponed because of Covid. We still hope we will eventually be able to go. Fortunately, I have been given a multi-painting commission that has turned out to be wonderful. Because it is a surprise gift, I can't say much about it, but it's been keeping me busy.
It's a good time to make some masks. We had our grand kids over to the studio and painted on some palm fronds.
Zoey Frank Workshop
|Analytical studies of paintings by Titian, Van Der Weyden, |
Carpaccio and Piero della Francesca
(Clockwise from top left)