Sunday, December 31, 2006

Working in a series

Sea Stars 1

I find that working out an idea in a series of paintings is a good way to explore variations on a single theme. Robb and I took tons of photographs of sea stars on vacation last summer on Orcas Island in Washington.

Sea Stars 2

Sea Stars 3

Sea Stars 4

I fell in love sea stars and starfish because they sprawl around like rude houseguests. They would definitely put their feet on your coffee table and belch after way too much to drink.

Sea Stars 5

Sea Stars 6

Step 8

I slowed down painting sea stars about the same time I started attending the weekly life drawing sessions at the Rehoboth Art League in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The Tuesday night Sketch Group meets in the Chambers Studio from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The cost is $5 per session, and you need not register in advance.

Bad dancers

These guys in particular look like the "running man" and the "lawn sprinkler" might be their best dance moves.

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