I am working on some new ideas for dress paintings. Trying for some animation, bright colors, interesting texture and attitude. This is how I start…. with Pinterest, photos, items in my studio. I’ve been reading about Geoffrey Beene, vintage surfing. Just recently I have been engrossed in Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity, edited by Gloria Groom, a fabulous exhibition book published by the Art Institute of Chicago… about a 2012-13 exhibit. Wish I could have seen all the paintings and garments in person.
I find it fascinating how fashion and garments reflected the life and time of those artists…same, same today!
ps: Save the date. CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’… the California Building’s 2 day holiday open studio event is coming soon. Friday and Saturday, Nov 13 & 14. I plan on doing a demo on Saturday early in the day. Hope to see you if you are in the area.