I wish there were more hours in the day for sleeping and painting... 😞😴🏞 I’ve been painting a lot with oils for the past couple of weeks. Haven’t decided yet if I adore oils over acrylics yet. I’m enjoying it though. This work in progress is a practice and study for high-key values.
A few weeks later we met, she came back from the kindergarden and said -This is for you. One of my kids did it. It is a brontosaurus-. I was, well, almost shaken. I loved it to my guts.
It is now two years I add a layer of tape on it every couple months so to keep it there, where I want it to be, in front of my desk in the studio.
This collage is all I want to keep clearly in mind when I work.
This very thing, this active investigation rather than proclamation, not negotiating meaning, an intuitive language of choices: shapes, colors, the depth of simplicity revealing expanding complexities.
This is a brontosaurus.
A four year kid did it.
I love it and made it my manifesto.
I'm so happy with the style I've developed in just a year!! 😭 I often get annoyed with myself cause I don't improve as fast as I want to but seeing this makes me very happy hahah (Also you lads who used to follow me back at the start will probably recognise this drawing!! Thank you for sticking around even tho I was, and in most ways still am, pretty sucky 😂)
5-minute Figure Studies
Did this from line-of-action.com!
Honestly, this is such an amazing resource if you want to improve your figure drawing /gesture /animal drawing skills! You can filter through the kind of subject you want, and even time yourself
😊 #notsponsored haha
I'm glad I did this; now I truly understand how terrible I am at basic anatomy lmao
I spent Saturday morning playing with paints and colors. With just the watercolor everything looked very pretty but far too sweet for what I was feeling. So, I got out my thin black pen and added some wiggly lines.
Still not enough.
Took a thicker black marker, and scribbled half the page.
Now it feels much more like me. I almost left it - it’s “just” my sketchbook after all. But I gotta have a little of that hard femme edge. Good to know.
If there’s anything I’ve learned these past few years it’s to stop being quite so precious, and to keep going. It’s my art I get to cover it in black scribbles if I wanna. There’s a lesson in there about trusting myself to not fuck it up. Or that if I do fuck it up I can just keep going. Building this trust in myself & forward momentum is one of the reasons turning to my sketchbook is high up on my list of self care and mental health management tools. IDK ART IS COOL, OK.
LONGFORM: Milton Resnick Paints a Picture | The Milton Resnick and Pat Pasloff Foundation recently opened to the public in Resnick’s former studio and home at 87 Eldridge Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The building’s exhibition spaces are now open to the public.⠀
🎥: via @cheimread⠀