Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lori Stevens Dot Net

Yep.  I finally succumbed to creating a website using a Weebly template; it was so dang easy.  So now you can find my ART here-

Moving away from the education platform to the art.. is it the right or wrong thing to do?  Dunno, but now I have the time to explore.  I'm still so passionate about art education (blew a friends' ears right off last night, poor guy!)  But new involvement in the Chico Art Center is switching up my focus a tad.

Just a tad, for just a while, maybe.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Eberhardt and Me

Enrolled in an open studio figure drawing (non)-class last month.  In so many years of teaching art, in painting with acrylics, molding with clay, drawing with charcoal, it appears I've forgotten how to "see."  Point and blatant reminder?  Teaching technique does not equate to translating observation to paper.  So, these three hours on Thursday morning are kicking my butt, and I'm intrigued and immersed in the process.

These sessions have prompted me to revisit the incredible life drawings of those I'd admired in the past, particularly Alice Neel and Eberhard Huckstadt.  They have also intensified my love/hate with time at the computer looking at life studies done by so many with the brilliant eye.