Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Busy at Work
So far it has been a busy summer. I feel like I have a lot of different things cooking, at a slow simmer, and the final meal is a long way ahead. The good thing is that I'm working and hoping a couple of projects lead to bigger things.
Tad Spurgeon's book Living Craft. I have not been this excited to receive in book in the mail for a long time the way I was with this one. I have been following Tad's work for more than ten years, back when I used to work for Kremer Pigments. He shopped with us then, maybe he still does, and that's how I came across his website. Years of hard work and research have gone into this book which will help the painter interested in art materials and painting practices that have been part of the craft for centuries; the stuff that modern art schools have no clue about. The reason why I mention this purchase is because I felt I needed a little guidance, it's been a while since I've dealt with raw art materials and I thought he would be a good way to get reacquainted with this part of my past. And why do I need to brush up (hehehe no pun intended) on oil painting techniques? Well I will be teaching an oil painting workshop with Kremer Pigments NYC, date still remains to be determined but I am getting myself ready for it. Funny how we have come full circle.
Remember the Christmas card commission I wrote about recently? That's still under way. I think we are on revision number 7, or is it 8? I don't know, I'm beginning to lose count, but the good news is that were are getting very close to completing the project. That's if the clients don't change their minds again. The good thing about this commission is that it got me back into watercolor, I forget how beautiful it can be, so much so that I enrolled in a watercolor making class with Kremer Pigments which will take place tomorrow. I can't wait!!! I will be documenting the whole thing so make sure to check back in the next couple of days.