Today was a little different because the space we regularly meet at was not available, so instead we informally met at Wicked Grounds cafe. It was just Jo and I, but I really liked the change in scenery.
We had two male models, one whose poses were very outstretched and dynamic. Not the greatest drawings today, but still enjoyable nonetheless.
This one turned out much better than the last hand painting. I don't love it, but at least it's a big improvement.
Spent the day with an artist friend at the de Young Museum. We visited the painter's show, that seemed like Pop Art before it was a thing. Interesting, but didn't move me. It felt like graphic design work.
One of the best things was the new lobby installation by Leonardo Drew.
My friend had a wall sized vanity mirror break on him, so I picked it up from his house. It weighed close to 60 lbs. and ended up with a really sore back. The shards are especially thick, so not sure how useful it will be. I also painted a river rock for my scrap paper and straightened the studio a bit.
Occasionally, I like to peruse through art magazines and see what's going on in the "art world". Found a few artists I want to research more.
Le tagliole (The Traps), 1966
red fox hide and enamel on canvas
Poor little fox. I guess if you're going to be immortal, it's nice to be beautiful.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.