Friday, January 23, 2009

The Helga Paintings

I received this book from an Amazon bookseller - a birthday present from my sweetie, Jerry. I ordered it, he will pay for it when my bill comes due - it works out great. This is hardbound and has so many pages - I will enjoy slowing going over the sketches and paintings in it. Can you believe he spent 15 years of his life painting this woman, over and over, in various poses and stages of dress and undress? That's dedication to a subject! And here I am complaining about those silly sweetpeas - I've only done them 3 times so far, including the "sketch" I did.

I also got this lovely painting from my friend, Marian, in class Tuesday - she painted it as a thank you for the Christmas presents I gave her (one of the presents was the Arches 4" x 6" travel journal and that's what she used for this painting). She has a very limited palette she uses.


Nick said...

One of my favorite books. I hope you get a chance to go to the Brandywine Museum in Chadd's Ford, if you haven't already.

RHCarpenter said...

I've never been there but do hope to see it someday. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Nick.