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I am real excited about my new painting that I haven’t started yet! The Word and Bird Man is going to sit for me! I have done a number of paintings of my favorite model but they were all based on photos. This is going to be great! If you have ever wondered why artists paint themselves or family members there is a very logical reason. Family members don’t charge a modeling fee. There are other reasons as well but I think the lack of a modeling fee is number one – at least it is to me!
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I have started setting up for a portrait in oils of Clyde. Right now I am deciding on the spacing, value patterns, and lighting. I had Clyde in there yesterday to work on the lighting. After a while I told him I didn’t need him just yet. Still have some decisions to make. He suggested I get a monkey to sit – a better looking monkey. No, he is the monkey, I mean man I want for the painting!
I do not live on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I live near it and so much of my artwork is about this gorgeous mountain region. I prefer Blue Ridge Parkway Artist to Southwest Virginia Artist so I am going to stick with the slightly inaccurate one.
I have been blogging about so many different aspects of the Blue Ridge Mountains that I thought I would take a break and focus on the other kinds of artwork that I do. I have never understood what people mean when they talk about artist’s block. I just wish I had the time to paint all the things I want to paint. I am never at a loss as to what to paint and I am never bored. I love what I do and I am determined to get all of it out to the world!
As usual, my main gripe is I wish someone could add more hours to the day!
In addition to mountain paintings I also paint people I know and genre scenes so I will blog some about them.
I come from a family with many artists and musicians and I play the piano every day for my own fun and to keep my fingers going.
A contemporary musician I greatly admire is the internationally acclaimed violinist David Garrett. The portrait I did of him is my only celebrity portrait. It is based on a photograph that was taken at a concert in San Diego. I contacted the woman that took the photograph and she gave me permission to use it. I contacted David Garrett’s estate and received permission to paint him.
I spend a lot of time looking for my glasses. I have to have everything carefully put away or I can’t find a thing. I usually don’t have trouble finding my shoes but lately I have been leaving them in places that I don’t usually put them so now I am looking for them as well.
My husband has had his glasses on and actually asked co-workers where they were!
We ain’t what we used to be!
I hope you enjoyed my portrait of the great violinist David Garrett by an Artist of the Blue Ridge Parkway!