Friday afternoon at Civic Arts Ed, about 75 minute pastel drawing of Pigeon, limited palette.
First monoprint workshop of the year! Forgot to take pics all day, Rebecca kindly agreed to pose at the end ! A good time was had by all! Next workshop, at my studio in Antioch, is Sunday February 21. https://jodymattison.com/classes/antioch-atelier/
Nice little drawing session tonight at Lafayette Studio. It was our first time working with Miguel. Got some good gestures, a 20 minute pose, then 1 1/2 hours to work on a pastel portrait… Borden & Riley gray pastel paper, charcoal and soft pastels ( Rembrandt, Nupastel, Blick and Daler Rowney)
Yesterday was the final sitting with Lorraine… I will take the painting back to Antioch Atelier (the model sessions were held at Lafayette Studio), and finish it there. I have been mostly using Rublev paints from Natural Pigments, with the exception of Vermilion Extra by Old Holland and Ivory Black from Utrecht paint. Lots of … Read more
Third sitting with Lorraine posing as Madame X, at Lafayette Studio, one more to go! Second sitting: First sitting:
model: Chiyo Materials: Borden and Riley gray pastel paper, limited palette of white, yellow ochre, sanguine/red ochre, black: conte, charcoal and pastel Time: about 60 minutes Process: 1.Combination of gesture and blocking in values using vine charcoal, 20 minutes +-, 2. Hatching in colors, refining shapes and proportions, hair is black and sanguine, with white … Read more
Tomorrow is the first day of autumn, although here in California it may be hard to believe! Coming off of a triple digit weekend, the forecast is for mid nineties through Sunday, and finally reaching some beautiful 80’s next week. Beautiful plein air weather is coming up…! My house and studio will be undergoing transformation … Read more
I am beginning a 3 week break on Monday, at least a break from teaching! Getting bids and prepping my house to get it repainted (no, I am not painting it myself). By mid September I hope to have my lovely but disheveled bungalow tricked out in fresh color! Not only that, I am taking … Read more
Opened up my summer catalog and found a good reproduction of my acrylic gestural painting of Anton…. nice! Summer classes are online at Civic Arts Education…. Lafayette Studio summer session will be online soon, and I will update my class info on this website….. soon!
I thought I would share my demos and artworks created during a typical week in my classes and open studios…. Rough and unfinished! Monday afternoon at Lafayette Studio, Chasing Nicolaides…. Modelled drawing in ink. Tuesday afternoon at Civic Arts, Painting the Still Life in Color and Light… Grisaille underpainting in chalk pastel Tuesday … Read more