Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Saturday Sessions

Almost every Saturday I open my studio to other artists that are serious about working from life.Together we either draw or paint from 10:00am until almost midnight. 12 hours of working from life! At about the half way mark we all take a break and enjoy a healthy home cooked vegan dinner together. It's a great day filled with conversations, the exchange of ideas, laughs, music, food and the company of like minded individuals who are passionate about art. The basic idea is to share what we know and inspire each other to greater levels of excellence. 

Sometimes as these photos show it gets a little crowded and we all need to squeeze together. In this photo is my  painting showing the progress of my "block in", my palette, brushes and favorite chair (well worn). Sitting behind my painting analyzing the progress of his painting, is the artist Richard Scarpa. And behind him taped to the wall is a portrait commission I'm working on - also partially complete. 

The artists pictured in this photo are Ed Sprafkin and behind him Antonina Shahsovar  (a.k.a Tonia). Obviously there are others. As you can see there are art materials and easels every where. More photos in the future... 

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite things when I was in school was going to the Saturday Life Drawing workshop that my instructor put on. It was always fun to sit around shoot the shit and observe other artist's process and progress.

    This reminds me of how much I miss that. Y'all are amazing by the way. Thanks for sharing.