Monday, July 20, 2009

Studio News.....


"Shadows and Sand" accepted entry

Just a quick update...Max and I have been working on my new studio. I have selected the wall color...the same color or a close variation there of that many other artists use in their respective studios. These artists are David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, Dan Gerhartz, Richard Schmid, William Whitaker and many, many more. It is a warm gray green. The theory is that this color is very good for seeing flesh tones and preventing light from bouncing all around the studio and therefore getting accurate darks. I have seen this color at the Scottsdale Artists School in Arizona when I attended there on scholarship. It is a great color to work in. I searched the internet and came up with the info to get the color. Here is the link where you can see the color and read more about it and who uses it, etc. I then went to the paint chips and picked out the color closest to what I had found and had it mixed up. Keep your fingers crossed...I hope I got it right!
We had to scrape ancient wallpaper off the walls....this was also Max's room growing up. He had some psychedelic artwork on the walls (we were children of the 60's!)...on top of the paper actually. There was also a lot of writings on the wall under the paper from his big sister Mary Jo. Lots of memories...and a little teasing. There was a weight chart when Max decided to gain muscle and mass in order to play football...Which he did! Max..the dear has been working on this for a while now and we are close to done. Thank goodness!!....if I don't start painting soon...I will explode or I will have totally forgotten what I am doing!!! The first image is where I paint now (complete with studio buddies)...it is a corner of the computer/office room. It works....but I have to move things around a lot when I set up for still life's and it is difficult to leave some things out without being in the way somewhat. I also have a lot of still life items on shelves and in closets...lots of books and of course art materials!



A few other notes...I was accepted into The ANA Regional show...it is a ten state regional show. My painting "Shadows and Sand" was the piece accepted (shown above). I have two other important shows coming up and need to get to work for them also. I have not been a good blogger.....but I truly am thankful that I have all of you visiting and leaving comments. Your work and efforts do not go unnoticed.
Until the next entry,
Theresa

8 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

Wow -- a whole lot is happening. The grey-green colour is interesting. And congratulations on your upcoming show. The painting is wonderful. I've given you an award, and you can check it out a couple of entries back on my blog.

xoxoxoxoBarbara

rahina qh said...

A wonderful painting for the show! and thank you for the link... i am thinking of painting my house and i wasn't sure which colour to put in the room i paint so i'll check this grey green out. r.

Sheila said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! These judges know what their doing because obviously your work is exquisite. I'm very envious seeing your studio come to fruition!

Tina said...

First, big big congrats! Love the painting and the enlarged view is fab, sooooo lovely and extremely unique spot! Secondly very exciting about the studio. Please post a photo if you can!

eldon warren said...

Cool cool! I've always wondered about that green. I see Scott Christensen uses it as well. And the finding that formula and sharing it is an awesome thing to do. Thank you!!
Eldon

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

You would find a way to produce good paintings no matter what the wall color was.

Ann said...

The painting is lovely and I think your chosen wall looks good too definitely better than a wallpaper.

Gary Keimig said...

good luck on the show and on the new studio. It will be a wonderful place to create in a great atmosphere.