Sunday, February 26, 2012

Studio Sunday and Some News

I will get to sharing my work from school but first, Chad's father passed away late last night. We were both up to get the phone call, albeit brief, and stayed up for some time after. Due to a snowstorm/potential blizzard coming through right now, we aren't able to go anywhere safely, otherwise at least Chad would be traveling to his family. I may be mostly away from posting most of this week, though I am going to catch up with my emails today.

I don't have much to share this week for school projects and put off posting until today, instead of the usual Saturday, because I didn't have any photographs of progress to show.

In my sculpture class, we are still working on our molds. I got a little behind missing a day, so other people in my class have used theirs to cast objects. On Wednesday I mixed up plaster for the second half and that's where I left off.

In photography we have a project due Thursday using image transferring. I'm trying to see how that really relates to photography, as I still am unhappy that the class has completely changed. I bought my support to put my images on yesterday and forgot my jump drive when I was at school this morning, so I couldn't print any of them off to start on it.

I already know that if this particular instructor is teaching future semesters of photography, that I will not be taking it anymore. This goes beyond the structure and content of the class.

I do have an oil painting to share today though. We have been working on painting a still life, though we could take it beyond painting it as is.

I didn't care for many items in the still life so I picked out what I did like and used them differently. In particular, I love this old, beat up dressform.


This is where I started this morning when I went in. I objects from the still life are the dressform, a ceramic bust that is not the woman in the dress (a very ugly woman, I know), a mirror, a bowl of fake grapes, the table, and the picture on the table is of a horse that is on the other side of the still life.


And this is where I left it. I'm not sure if I'm done, so I'm going to sit on it for today. We have critique on it Tuesday, so I can still work on it more tomorrow if I want to.


Today is out for more painting. I did drive in the storm we are having this morning because it's supposed to be worse later on in the day. But for now, I am homebound and that's alright with me.


Kelli said...

So sorry to hear about Chad's father! You'll be in my prayers. Cool painting, I love the old dress form. Stay safe and warm this weekend. xo

Diane-crewe said...

Best wishes to you all, I remember you saying he was ill. I hope his passing from this life was peaceful and pain free xx

Krista said...

I'm so sorry to hear about chad's father. I can't imagine how you guys are feeling but I wish you the best and hope chad is holding up ok. Neat paintings.

Krista said...

I meant painting, lol. I also love that old beat up dress form! Too bad the weather's crummy where you a. I hate to brag but it's beautiful where I'm at. Might have to take the dog on a walk!

Sana Saroti said...

Hey Katie, my thoughts are with you! I have a pretty good idea of what you are going through and it's such a blessing that you can be there for Chad!

Debbie said...

So sorry to hear of your loss....blessings to you & your family.

Pam said...

Thinking of you both, Katie. Take care...

Janine said...

Sorry to hear about Chad's father. I hope you manage to keep warm and safe in the snow. I like your picture. That dress form is striking :)