Found #Guernica study from 2003. #Picasso

Found the following ink studies of Guernica in one of my 2003 journals:               —

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series: Week 3 Part 2 THE ABC GIRLS #LisaLarson #arttherapy

WEEK 3 Part 2: Lisa Larson Among the most popular Lisa Larson stoneware figures is the collection ABC-Flickor (ABC Girls). When they were first released they caused much debate, since some critics saw them as depicting women with “such lack of respect”, but they quickly become extremely popular, especially among women! SOURCE I LOVE these…

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series: Week 3 Part 1 This is Lisa #LisaLarson #arttherapy

WEEK 3 Part 1: Lisa Larson Lisa Larson is a Swedish ceramic designer who started at Gustavsberg Porcelain Factory in 1953. Since 1980 she works as a freelance designer and sculptural artist. Browse among Lisa’s classic designs and unique work and read a little more about her and the current production at Keramikstudion Gustavsberg. Latest…

THIS WEEK on artist exploration/journaling series: #LisaLarson #arttherapy

Journaling is really helping me stay focused.  Personal art therapy. WEEK 3 INTRO: Lisa Larson I am so inspired by the brilliant Swedish designer, Lisa Larson at Gustavsberg and I can’t wait to explore her work and my relationship to it this week. As I’m busy with my art event today, I’ll do part 1 tomorrow! As an intro,…

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series: Week 2 Part 6 PORTRAIT COFFEE DATE #Picasso #arttherapy

WEEK 2 PART 6: Picasso Last part before we move onto our third artist, Lisa Larson! Invite your journal and a friend out for coffee and draw while you chat.  In Picasso-esque style. I had the luxury of spending an hour and a half with my mentor and my dear friend, Laura Mack: Self-portrait: See…

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series: Week 2 Part 5 INFLUENCE #Picasso #arttherapy

WEEK 2 PART 5: Picasso I can’t imagine my world, or our world for that matter, without the presence of PICASSO.  Where do you see Picasso’s influence?  Write about it or doodle in a Picasso cubist style.  Immerse yourself. Here are just a few fun Picasso-isms: My cubist sock monkey: My cubist sock bird: My…

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series: Week 2 Part 4 THE SILENT STUDIO #Picasso #arttherapy #wherewecreate

WEEK 2 PART 4: Picasso Today think about the space where you create.  Maybe take a photo of where you are when you create.  Personally, I can be anywhere as long as I have some supplies.  Being a mom, I have trained myself to work “in total seclusion” in the midst of total chaos and I…

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series: Week 2 Part 3 ART ABOUT ART #LesDemoiselles #Picasso #arttherapy

WEEK 2 PART 3: Picasso Choose your favorite Pablo Picasso piece: I chose Les Desmoiselles d’ Avignon Now open your journal wide and use 2 full pages to reproduce LOOSELY the full piece or part of it. INGEST/DIGEST/REGURGITATE it. ART ABOUT ART. I’m using china marker, dry pastel and, of all things, laundry stain remover spray….

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series: Week 2 Part 2 BREATHING #Picasso #arttherapy

WEEK 2 PART 2: Picasso As we prepare for copying a favorite piece by Picasso, we’ll just have Picasso (as we did with Frida) as a companion as we check in with ourselves.  Write for 15 minutes about where you are in the moment.  Just stream of consciousness.  BREATHE PICASSO Tomorrow we do a “reproduction,” which…

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series: Week 2 Part 1 #Picasso #arttherapy

WEEK 2 PART 1: PICASSO Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. PABLO PICASSO Picasso is THE ARTIST.  THE ONE.  My teacher.  His personality is maddening.  His talent, monstrous. Go to the library.  Go online.  Pull out your books and notebooks.  Watch videos.  Start researching.  Start the immersion. Write his name. See…

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series: Week 1 Part 6 SELF-PORTRAIT #FridaKahlo #arttherapy

WEEK 1 PART 6: Frida Kahlo I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. – Frida Today we’ll do a self-portrait in Frida’s style. But not trying too hard.  Don’t use a mirror.  Just muse.  It’s not about being Frida on the outside, but on the inside….

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series: Week 1 Part 5 RELATIONSHIP #FridaKahlo #arttherapy

WEEK 1 PART 5: Frida Kahlo Our relationship with our journal is important.  It’s a safe place to purge in, to refocus, to process.  By researching an artist and using our journal as a notebook, we develop the relationship further and connect ourselves with art history by becoming it ourselves.  Write in your journal about your…

Kat’s Drawing Tutorial: Gesture Drawing PART 4 of 4- abstraction. #artschool

In this 4 part tutorial, we move through analysis of form, to drawing details to abstraction through gesture drawing. See Part 1: INTRODUCTION See Part 2: GEOMETRIC SHAPES  See Part 3: ADDING DETAILS  Now we move to finding the image and abstract it through gestures.  What I mean by that is- you find the form in marks…

“Understanding Picasso” through index cards, china marker, coffee and @RebeccaRaw and @jocelyn_louise

Understanding Picasso. PORZIO, DOMENICO AND VALSECCHI, MARCO; WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THOMAS M. MESSER.  New York: Newsweek Books, 1974. First English language edition, Hard Cover. Rebecca lent me this  amazing book that I devoured by sketching.  My muses let me understand through play and mark making. “Rebecca and Jocelyn” Quick sketch (china marker and coffee…

From the art vault: The letter “P”- #portfolio #Picasso #Page #placenta

Some items from my 1990’s portfolio:

Art Book Quote of the Day from ‘The Silent Studio’ #Picasso #Jacqueline #photos

today, at Notre-Dame de Vie, Jacqueline’s flock of sheep grazes beneath olive trees of a studio now locked, while Igor appears to watch for someone he never knew I was so lucky to find this book  The Silent Studio (1st edition, 1976) by David Douglas Duncan at Vancouver’s Macleods’s Books (451 Pender Street) awhile back. MAP The…

Recalling a fave @VanArtGallery visit thru a drawing… #Picasso study

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY: Protean Picasso: Drawings and Prints from the National Gallery of Canada & Selected Paintings from International Collections October 15, 2005 to January 15, 2006 PRESS RELEASE PDF: picasso