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The Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica hosts an annual 50 | 50 show. Participating artists must complete 50 pieces in 50 days. The pieces must be done on the provided 6 x 6" panels. I'm about a week and a half in to this project. I'm enjoying the challenge. Some pieces are clearly more successful than others, but because of the time sensitivity, I can't fixate on what is not perfect. This is a good exercise for me.
Below are the pieces I have completed to date. Each drawing will be sold for $95 through the Sanchez Art Center.
Just wanted to share the latest update to my painting of Kim. I decided to change the time of day from night to dusk and use the window to give a greater sense of depth. I have more work to do on her hands, the outdoors, and the plants on the windowsill but otherwise I feel confident that the end is in sight!
To the left is the original photograph that I took of our laundromat and cornerstore. To the right are overlays of my first efforts at the painting overlayed with at different opacities on the original photo.
Below are images of my second efforts at the painting. I moved and minimized the corner shop and adjusted the size of the laundromat.
I cleaned up the studio yesterday and spent most of the afternoon and evening painting. The images below are of Kim. The left-most image is the painting as I left it in June. The middle image is a photo of my studio today and a portion of the painting. The right-most image is the painting as I left it tonight. It may not seem like that much progress has been made, but I've shifted and repainted two of the planters, begun to paint the plants, and started to think about her hands...
It was another cold night in the Hoke/Kimberley household, but I still managed to get some work done. Using a soft brush I laid out areas of light and dark (something I probably should have done right at the beginning.) Objects are beginning to feel more solid and space more understandable. I've lost quite a bit of detail in the tree, but that will come back in a later stage.
I began a new drawing last night of our livingroom at Christmas time. I was huddled on the floor in a blanket and several layers of clothes (our house was not built for these temperatures!) in front of the warm glow of the television. It's my first stab at a holiday-inspired image, but these materials may not be the best for interpreting the warmth of the season...
Ben and I just returned from a week on the Mexican Riviera. A short flight, but a world away.
We had a series of adventures up and down the coast, including surfing lessons in the tiny beach town of Sayulita, cracking fresh lobster using a tin plate and a plastic table in Yelapa - a beach accessible only by boat - and placing bets on whether some pairs were father/daughter duos or romantically entwined...
Here is a sampler of photos from our time in Mexico. I've included more in the Photography section of this site. Enjoy!