Well, I’ve managed to neglect my updates for the past several months, but there has actually been a lot going on. First, I moved into a larger studio space, which has had the unexpected (though not surprising) effect of increasing my productivity. I liked my old space, but as I produced more paintings, was findingContinue reading “Lots going on!”
Author Archives: N Anderson
The Interlude of Sketches
I was thrilled to have my work selected for the Sketchbook Show at the Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square earlier this year, and was then excited to learn that it attracted more visitors than any other show at that gallery. I am inspired by every show at the Nave, and that show was noContinue reading “The Interlude of Sketches”
I’ve been working on Obi for a while. There have been times when things did not go as planned and I felt like I would never finish. Things I have painted well many times in the past suddenly just would not come out right. But onward we plod and work through it. And sometimes thingsContinue reading “Obi (detail)”
I am always happy to start another Swissy, and Obi is one who always seems to be wearing a cheeky grin. What a fun face to paint! In starting the underpainting, I was planning to just throw on a light wash of paint to map out the lines and colors, but I ended up spendingContinue reading “Obi, started”
Whats funny about painting is that I can just be painting along, lost in thought or absorbed in a radio program, when all of a sudden, I paint a few last brushstrokes and step back and realize that it’s finished. I didn’t plan to finish Loki on Thursday night, it just happened.
After starting the first composition of Loki, I just wasn’t feeling it. It seemed like I was just painting a favorite photograph rather than producing art. And so i went back to another image; one that his mom had emailed to me which I thought was a little more compelling. Back to my zooming andContinue reading “Loki, restart”
Loki – started?
After doing a photo shoot with a new dog, it sometimes takes me days of scrutinizing photos, zooming and cropping and trying to reframe images through a new angle. And sometimes, I know as soon as I take the picture. I can be out with the subject for an hour and then, the 48th click ofContinue reading “Loki – started?”
Falling Back into the Work
I don’t like that I basically shut down in the summer, but the upside of it is that come Sept 21st, some internal switch is turned on and I re-emerge, recharged. This Fall has brought an extra bonus – a studio! Many months ago, I wrote about how I longed for a bright studio andContinue reading “Falling Back into the Work”
I finished Jasper’s funny face months ago, but never did post it, here. So, now it’s up.
Kimbo, almost done
Flesh tones on the face just need to be completed, with the correct highlights and shading, and I’ll probably add a nostril piercing. I had envisioned more of a gritty look to this, and may play with some harsher brush strokes to better portray the mood, but we’ll see what happens. What I find really interestingContinue reading “Kimbo, almost done”