Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Living Statues

I have been fascinated with the living statues at the Renaissance Faire. I've taken lots of pictures of them (and slipped one into Hennie's Mole.) I decided to try to paint two of them, but ended up drawing one with Faber-Castell PITT artist brush pens (pigment markers) and then painting over the white parts with white gouache. I could take some lessons from Anders on making good folds!!! I did the other in ball point pen because it is for Mike to finish and he often likes to work in ball point pen. I left the column out on that one because I wanted to give him maximum creative control on subject, materials, space etc. When I was all done, I decided that the living statues are a better subject for photography than art, because the pure whiteness of them doesn't seem as striking in the art pieces as it does in the photos--too late--they're already done. Click images to view larger.


Andrée said...

Beautiful lines. I'm in awe. Love the colors on the left. I've been taking art class in school with the kids. Because of your nature journal. I can't forget your nature journal, and I've wanted to do one forever. But it looks like some people have innate ability and others don't.


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I'd love to tae art classes in school with the kids, how fun!!!!!