Monthly Archives: February 2017

Why Still Life? Why Not? Making Measurements For Life Drawing-2.

 

Mark, 8

Painting still life is so much easier then painting people.  I’ve never heard of an apple complaining: “Oh no! You’ve made me look fat in that picture!” or banana saying: “I don’t look THAT yellow, do I?”  Milk jars and vases can stay motionless for hours, even days if you ask them nicely.  And people? You position and position and then after only five hours they start whining: “I am tired! I need to go to the restroom!” No wonder many artists prefer painting still life. Continue reading Why Still Life? Why Not? Making Measurements For Life Drawing-2.

Gyotaku Where You Least Expect It.

Gyotaku was born when Japanese fishermen wanted to record their catches and prove to their friends that they did not have pants on fire when they said they had a nice catch. At the beginning Gyotaku (jaio (fish)+ taku (rub) served only that purpose but since 1800s it became a separate form of art. Continue reading Gyotaku Where You Least Expect It.