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.

2 comments:

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!!!!!