My friend Ilana Crispi was having an art show that was interactive and so I quickly grabbed my bike to go. This artpiece is extremely strong both in concept and aesthetics.
Collage at Wicked Grounds Cafe
I'm excited to coordinate this group for there are some really amazing artists involved.
Another night of creativity
My artist friend Loretta and I met again tonight to work on art projects. I made two watercolor paintings, while she worked on the logistics of creating a book for a 5 year old.
I am still getting the hang of using watercolors. It's difficult to foresee how dark and rich the colors will end up. Both paintings ended up overly-saturated and underwhelming in the contrast. Using Photoshop, I adjusted lowering the saturation and increasing the contrast and really wish this is how my final paintings would have turned out.
Today I visited Pier 24 Photography Gallery with an artist friend, Gary. How have I lived in the city for almost 28 years and never heard of this gallery?
I have a mixed relationship with photography, but the current exhibit, THIS LAND, is exemplary. I do not remember the last time an exhibit affected me this deeply. It was painful, exhilarating, and depressing. I would like to visit again.
A Saturday Spent Figure Drawing
One of the model's name was Alita–a tall transwoman–was delightful to draw. Her poses were unusual and full of energy.
The proportions are drastically off in this drawing, especially the size and length of the forearm and hands, but there are passages that I really like, for example, the upper shoulder.
I can't believe I haven't painted a Vanitas before! Every artist should create one at least once in their career, whether it be painting, photography, sculpture, etc.
My artist friend Sarah loved the idea, so I visited her amazing art studio and we both created a few watercolor paintings as a study. I really enjoyed myself and could not believe the way the time flew.
A Night of creativity
Tonight I met with my artist friend, Loretta and we both worked on projects with the theme of "Dream". I created using watercolor paints, while she worked with richly-colored pastels.
I recently had a good friend die, which completely shattered my heart. I built a votive offering stand using scrap wood I found.
I was not very impressed with the building because it felt really cold and uninviting. Regardless of that, I saw several artworks that I loved.
Kirk Maxson at Eleanor Harwood Gallery
Kate Nichols at Eleanor Harwood Gallery
My sister works in a building with a mortuary and today sent me a picture of the door. I spent a little time working with Photoshop to adjust the perspective, invert the overall color, add metal trim on right side, greatly adjust the contrast, and change the left button's hue and saturation.
After taking the Photoshop class at CCSF with an instructor that works for Adobe, my skills have vastly improved.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.