I needed to take a little time for myself and smear some paint around, and this is what came of it. It’s called “Autumn Rust.” I painted it with acrylics on stretched canvas, and it measures 20″ wide x 24″ high.
After years of avoiding the portraits that I drew and painted way back when I was just teaching myself how to make art, I’ve finally decided to embrace them and give them their own pages on my site. The problem was that the people in the portraits were pretty much celebrity-types, and I was sure that would diminish the work. Not …
I drew this one with conté crayon and pastels on green paper. She’s quickly become one of my favorites. (P.S. He told me I should look into figure drawing sessions because you can’t distort a figure until you learn how to draw one.)
I started this conté crayon drawing yesterday and finished it up this afternoon. I’ve decided that drawing is a lot easier than framing, so maybe I should draw more.
Trying to warm myself back up for some figure drawings. I haven’t been deep into it for over 11 years, but it must be like riding a bike. (I also picked an easy pose to get back in the groove, which I’m sure helped.)
It’s been something like a year since my last figure drawing. O.K. over a year. I wanted to see (again) if I could still do it, but I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself. Here’s what happened.
I finished a new painting a few weeks ago, and I wasn’t all that satisfied with how it turned out at first. But I put it aside, and now that I’m looking at it with fresh eyes, I think I can deal with it. It’s called “Drop Away,” and I painted it with acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 36″x24″. The …
I’ve posted a few scans of paintings I did around 15 and 20 years ago as a photo album on Facebook. If you’ve seen the scans of drawings from around that time, you’ll know these were all finished before I went back to school for art. I used to use really tiny brushes at the time, and it took me …
I’ve scanned in photos I found of some old drawings I did a long, long time ago. These are way before I ever went back to school for art, so everything you see in this album was self-taught. You can tell I was still tight with my lines and basing everything on realism, but you have to get that part …
I had two pieces juried in to the 2009 Women in Art exhibit at Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA. Titles: Thirteen (shown here) and Eleven (shown below, bottom). Both are in the portfolio section of my fine art Web site: www.norathompson.us. The show runs November 1 through November 22.
Two of my digital images were juried into the Westmoreland Art Nationals this spring. They are both photo montage giclee prints, and attached. The show ran May 30 through July 5, 2009. By the way, Harpers Ferry is a fantastic spot to collect photos. Textures and tombstones seem to be popping up all over my images lately.
My acrylic and mixed-media on canvas painting, “The Song Came and Went,” was juried into the Images 2009 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts show at State College. This would be it.
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