This was a blog for 8 artists in the Chico, CA area. We met at the Art Center once a week to BS...What are those artists doing these days? They don't tell me. I made the mistake of becoming hospitalized for a time and thus became a non entity on Tuesdays.
For some years now I have been receiving almost daily email updates from the artist, David Randall Tipton. He works in all mediums and he's proficient in all of them. He lives and works in Portland Oregon and his works often depict the shores. I believe he used to live and work work on the California coast; Mendocino. I shouldn't try and tell you about him; you should visit his blog and see for yourself. I visited again this morning and saw that he recently had some tragedy in his life; his mother died and his studio flooded.
And while you are there, you should get on his mailing list and see his work frequently.
I've been working on four different paintings over the past month or so. It's been a real struggle at times and I've finally made a break through with one of them. It's abstract expressionism so don't expect to see any image except for the one that your mind tells you is there. Love it or hate it. It matters not at all. I'm happy with it. Now I have three paintings that I have to struggle with. 24"x24"x1.5" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. Title: Early morning at Pointe de la Courte in 1943 $200 Does anyone else in the Tuesday Painters group have a painting to sell?
I think most of us in the Tuesday painters group has a space that they call their 'studio', no matter how small it is. And from what I've heard, some of these studios are indeed, tiny. I believe that we all dream of that perfect studio. It would be spacious, with lots of cabinets for our supplies. We would have work tables, at just the right height, for those times when you want to work on a horizontal plane. We might have two or three easels with retractable wheels so that we can move our work around the studio to follow the light. We would have high clerestory windows on all four sides, plus large windows below. Their would be powered sun proof shades above each window. In the center of the studio would be the control center; the place set aside for the computers and large screen monitors. From here we could control all of the lighting and the climate. Plus, their would be a small kitchen with a stove and adjoining it would be the bathroom. Said bathroom would also have a
Time to post some views from the latest Tuesday meeting. Starting here with some acrylics from Betty Pat is working on this watercolor Sue with acrylic abstract Marie with watercolors Sue again Katie with watercolors Me. I believe I'm baffled.