Painting

35×35, #18

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Another one from a photo, this time an early aughties Polaroid taken (by whom?) in my old apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Judging from my apparent sweatiness in the original photo, it was during a rock show (we had rock shows in the basement of our apartment on the regular). I am making a snotty face in the original photo, but I was not able to capture that here.

This drawing was made with watercolor, which I suppose technically makes it a painting. I took a painting-from-life watercolor class a few years ago and was so, so frustrated the entire time. Watercolor is like the opposite of line drawing, a fact I could not wrap my incomprehending little brain around. I’m sure my teacher would be appalled if she saw this. My sense of color and tonality — or the difference between them, I think, to be more accurate — is horrible. But I wanted to do something a little different, so…

Also, the thing about being horrible at something, yet continuing to do it? It makes it seem a little less horrible each time. You sort of become inured to the horribleness.

There are two drawings today because this one is a make-up.

35×35 is a series of self-portraits as a practice in determination and acceptance. Thirty-five self-portraits for thirty-five days until my thirty-fifth birthday, on January 12, 2013. You can read more about the project in my introduction.

Ginette Lapalme

Painted sticks by Ginette Lapalme via sfgirlbybay

Sean Riley

Elements of R and V

Dan is showing some drawings at the Elf Parlor in North Adams on Thursday, thumb visit this site
October 14. Please come.
Elements of R and V

Dan is showing some drawings at the Elf Parlor in North Adams on Thursday, visit this site
October 14. Please come.
Elements of R and V

Dan is showing some drawings at the Elf Parlor on Thursday, disorder
October
Sean Riley

I fell in love with this work by local artist Sean Riley at last weekend’s opening of Union & Field in North Adams.

Untitled (Hurricane), order 2009
gouache on canvas
20 x 16 inches