This week was spent updating web sites I take care of for organizations I volunteer for. And getting paper work ready for tax time. Yes that crazy time of year when paper work needs to be done. If I keep myself organized I can gather everything in one day. It's now ready to hand over to my husband to take care of the recording and filing.
Last Sunday I delivered my artwork for the Lake Effect Show in Ripley NY and tonight is the opening. Should be a good time and I am looking forward to meeting new artists and patrons at the Sensory Gallery and Winery.
Since then I have been thinking about my next painting projects. I have two coming up and one of them is really going to let me go beyond my comfort zone. A bit scary but I am excited to be a part of this show coming up. Several local artists have been asked to pick an artist from the 1913 Armory Show in New York City and create a painting that represents the chosen artists painting from the Armory Show.
The Artist I chose was Mary Cassatt. I love her paintings and how she captured the loving moments between mother and child.
Pictured here is:
'Reine Lefbvre and Margot Before a Window'
by Mary Cassatt. This painting was in the Armory Show in Gallery O.
I'm going to be using my daughter in law and grandson as models for my painting. I have my work cut out for me so the next few weeks I'll be studying Mary Cassatt and experimenting with small studies of Cassatt's style.
Today I went to the library and checked out four books about Mary Cassatt. I want to get to know this artists well before I start to try and copy her style.
This is a big step for me and I am looking forward to what I can learn from this experience. I have a feeling there will be other artists I will study after Cassatt.
I'll let you know how it is coming along. In the meantime stay warm.
Enjoy the day.
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