I'm on the internet!
Also, on the About page, there is a link where you can download a zip file of Mucha's Slav Epics. Its all the good detail shots of the paintings that I could nab while in Moravsky Krumlov.
Let me know if you have any ideas for my domain name. All the obvious ones with my name are taken. : (
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
The piece is based on Jeanne de Valois who created quite a scandal for the french monarchy right before the revolution. She claimed she was a close confidant/ lover of Marie Antoinette's in order to obtain money and favors from the Cardinal. Not nice at all but really daring.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I was at a working cloister just outside of Brno in Moravia. I got a tour of the some of the church, but there are definite restrictions where the nuns are that are forbidden. There's all sorts of little buildings and the careless and adventurous kid in me wanted to explore. But, nuns are kinda scary, so no go.
Just a view of a church in Brno, Moravia. In case you were wondering, it rained nearly every day that I was in the Czech Republic until the very last few days before I had to leave.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
After a critique with Robin Cody, I made a few quick adjustments to the piece. She said that it looked too much like it was done from a photo reference as opposed to life. So, I just adjusted some of the darks of throughout the piece to get some of the color back, but beyond that, I don't know if I can really fix it.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Portrait Night is starting up again. Sorry for all the delay.
If you don't know, PN is simply where students get together and draw each other as we pose. It's free and a good opportunity for everyone to practice their skills. The facebook group: Portrait Night, should be able to answer your questions. Join up and come out! Partying isn't the only thing you can do on a Saturday night.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Just a taste of my trip to see Mucha's Slav Epics. They are in the original chateau where he worked on them (because there is no gallery large enough to accommodate them in Prague) and even then its difficult to see them.
So you can estimate the scale, I got as close to the canvas as I could with the timer on my camera and the booties you have to where to protect the floor trying to trip me. But, the castle itself doesn't appear at all hospitable or like there are anyone's masterpieces housed there. I still need to sort through the pictures of the paintings themselves before I can upload a folder for people to grab. It's on the way. Until then, na zdravi (cheers)!
By the way, this tourist map was the only map I could find of the place, so I'm pretty proud of myself for finding the paintings at all.