Another day, another migraine! UGH!!! Maybe it was the change in routine as I had to do without my coffee and oatmeal this morning in order to get some bloodwork and other tests done. All seems fine and I'll know more when I get the results - it's just routine stuff. Other than legs that ache all the time, I'm doing well for an old broad! ha-ha
After the tests, I talked Jerry into driving to Norwood's Speckled Bird Cafe to see the artwork of Rebecca Weller (http://rweller.com/) there - she's doing bird motifs and still Asian-inspired work and has sold a few smaller pieces. All interesting color combinations and texture and several pieces I wish I could have. I do wish the cafe had more wall space to show more of her work. She is a wonderful artist with so much talent and style. (I had a lovely quiche and a warm and frothy cut of mocha latte surrounded by her work - yummmmm. )
I also did my regular check on the Cincinnati Enquirer artblog (http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/art/) to see what's up in our area and came upon an article about Emil Robinson and his work in London - yes, he's left us for London for now. He won a nice grant that will help out immensely, I'm sure. Emil paints and draws like an angel (he was in my Tuesday night figure drawing session through Manifest Gallery). You can check out the article online - scroll down to the 2nd entry there.
If I get rid of the headache pain today, I will draw and paint. If not, I may just sit still and try to not think about it...and just look at the artwork of others.
I have begun work on the challenge Sandy has given her Tuesday class. I drew these elements out of the hat:
3. Cerulean Blue
So my painting has to be a cruciform structure and the painting has to be more about shape than anything else and cerulean blue has to thread throughout the painting of be glazed over or under the painting - somehow tying it all together. Many artists call this the "mother color" but I don't care for that term and just say unifying color since that explains better what it means - it unifies the painting.
Here's what I have so far:
And the drawing, ready to place color on - but not today.