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First paragraph: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art just opened a David Hockney exhibit entitled 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life. Each person is someone he knows personally, like his dentist, Museum curators, etc. Each person sat for a "20 hour exposure" as Hockney says, which can be rather intimidating having someone study you for that long of a time. I heard about the exhibit through an interview with Hockney on the PBS Newshour. Read more about the interview HERE. The following exchange jumped out at me as I listened to the interview. Jeffrey Brown: A lot of people would think of this as an old-fashioned idea, right? Painting’s old-fashioned. Portrait painting even is old-fashioned. David Hockney: Well, yes, but it’s not really. I mean, I know the arguments about painting is dead. But painting can’t die, because photography is not good enough, actually. Not good enough. Jeffrey Brown: It’s not good enough? David Hockney: No. It’s just a snap. But, I mean, why not look longer at something? Look longer, and you maybe see more. So, photography is not good enough. This is a contrarian view given that everyone sees themselves as a photographer with a cell phone now a days. Hockney always gets me to think about assumptions we may have as a society. I thought I would share my article I wrote about him last year. ⬇️To read the whole article and see the images, feel free to click the link in my profile😄
First paragraph: As I wrote about last week, I decided to do the 100 Day Project at the very last minute. I decided I would use some of the lessons I’ve learned from the 100 Day Project over the past few years, basically that a daily challenge gets you to create stuff you may not otherwise create without that structure. So I thought about a project I had hidden away in my “do this sometime in the future” mental file. I’m always fascinated by transparent colors and overlays of different colors using watercolors probably because that is one thing I can not do with solid colors of fabric sewn together. After starting, I know there’s a big difference between appreciating something and deciding to do it. But I rationalized that this would be helpful for my EcoMemory commissions because many commissions so far involve sunsets and sunrises over beaches or lakes. So this might be an interesting option to use watercolor painted fabric for those sunsets and sunrises. ⬇️To read the whole article and see the images, feel free to click the link in my profile😄
7/100 #the100dayproject #100DaysOfWatercolorsOnFabric
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5/100 Just finished painting a Monet “Sunrise” inspired fabric square with watercolors. The fabric is very wet so it looks darker than it will be as it dries. This is so fun!!!!🌅🎨👩🏻🎨#the100dayproject #100daysofwatercolorsonfabric
4/100 Sunrise theme #the100dayproject #100daysofwatercolorsonfabric
3/100 Slide to see yesterday’s square after drying overnight #the100dayproject #100daysofwatercolorsonfabric
Day 2 of 100. Learning how to paint with watercolors on fabric to use in my EcoMemory commissions. Slide to see how much lighter the fabric is after it dries using yesterday’s square as an example.
I am in! Doing the 100 Day Project again. Click the link in my profile to read about the History of my first 100 Day Project in 2015. #the100dayproject #100daysofwatercolorsonfabric
Day 1 of 100. Sunrise series. Learning how to get transparent color overlays on fabric to use in my custom EcoMemories. #the100dayproject #100DaysofWatercolorsOnFabric