Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Long Time Coming

I've never shared my other art pursuits before, but have gotten up the nerve to try today.

I've been attending art classes at our local community college in South Lake Tahoe (LTCC) for several years and have had such wonderful instruction & experiences. I feel so fortunate to have been able to learn from the best, whether it's drawing, painting, or 3D sculpture through carving & clay building.

One of my instructors, Phyllis Shafer, just had a retrospective at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada, entitled, I Just Went out for a Walk, showing landscapes of the Sierras, Great Basin and Arizona deserts. It was an amazing collection of her previous works with an excellent accompanying book. Not only is she an amazing painter, but a wonderful instructor.

So here are two of my paintings from her figure painting class. I was so fortunate, as well, to have the help of a fellow student that is a great framer. He made my paintings look so much better!

Chair with Nude