Monday, April 5, 2010
Another Still Life Exercise
You will likely tire of seeing my various still lifes from Monday morning drawing class. They are always such a challenge and can be very rewarding if I come close to getting a three-dimensional feel. I can see that my nectarine is far to shiny and looks like an apple. There is always next week when we get to try something again.
I was delighted that a number of blog friends commented on my notes about the Wayne Thiebaud interview that I attended at the San Jose Museum of Art. For me, Wayne is an art superstar, and I felt so fortunate to see and hear him speaking about his art. His talk was very encouraging. He reminded me of the time that Mel Stabin, a very experienced art workshop instructor and recipient of many prestigious awards, said, "If I am more successful than you, it's only because I have failed more often." This says to me -- keep going, make art, some will work, some will not. Experiment, change, have fun, enjoy.