Saturday, November 21, 2015

Studio Models

7x7
acrylic on cradled panel

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I study with 3 great artists on a fairly consistent basis. Stanley Goldstein almost every Monday night. Tim Horn once a month for critiques and at least once a year with Peggi Kroll Roberts. Perhaps you see Peggi's influence here. Well, at least you see her daughter Ali in the forefront.
I brought this little painting into our critique session this past Monday. I won't state what I thought I needed to correct but it was suggested by Tim to do this as a larger work. I think I will!

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16 comments:

  1. This painting is just superb, Kaethe. The way you've handled the light is especially striking. Strong composition, solid figure work and a rich color palette -- this one has it all!

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  2. Your brushwork and value transitions are jaw dropping beautiful!..I hope you take great pride in this one... I feel it is special.
    A true pleasure to see. Thank you, Kaethe.

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    1. Thank you Julie for your sweetness! I am glad that you can see those thing!

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  3. I was studying this, and hadn't yet read your description. My immediate thought was I could see Peggy Kroll's technique of connecting all the darks in the early stages. When I read your comments, they confirmed that this is indeed one reason for the success of this painting. (That, and your enormous skill, of course!) It's wonderful, Kaethe.

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    1. Thank you Helene! I have always been drawn to Peggi's work. Hopefully, you can see me in here as well :-). I love light and shadow and creating design although it is also my struggle!

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    2. I certainly CAN see you in this, Kaethe! Your wonderful technique is completely apparent. It's just that I've often looked to the work of Peggi Kroll Roberts because I tend to fiddle and lose that strong light/dark design, and I knew from your bio that you'd studied with Peggi. Whatever the source, you've clearly incorporated great design in this painting!

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    3. Everything wonderful. The light, composition, brushwork, palette, atmosphere. Beautifully done!!!

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  4. Kaethe, it is just masterful. Great composition and unifying diagonals.

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    1. Thank you Helen! Hope you had a good holiday!

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  5. Hi Kaethe, i love the light in this painting.
    Looking at your wonderful works in your DPW gallery, I wondered if you were influenced by the fabulous Peggi Kroll Roberts. Then I read your blog profile. You've made them your own - love your work. As one of your many collectors, I wish you continued success Kaethe!

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    1. Thank you Marilyn! I feel honored! Peggi has been a wonderful mentor and teacher!

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