Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Peggy Sanders

Our pair models
put on something like
a circus show

Marko Radulovic

Mort Luby

Kimberly Reed

(Who came from Georgia
for this event)

Lenin Del Sol

Lenin Del Sol

Lenin captures
our spectacular new model
booked sight-unseen from an email.
(however, two other such bookings
failed to show up today)

Don Colley

Don Colley

Don Colley

Don Colley

George Clark

Stephan Giannini

(returning from Thailand)

Andrew Alderfer

My version of the circus

The two pair models
had never seen each other
until they met on the modeling platform.

Here they are,
shaking hands

Monday, May 24, 2010

Juan Jr. Ramirez on Ebay

He only just joined the P&C last last year,
and I can't recall
seeing his work
in any P&C exhibits,
but here's a nice painting
that Juan Jr. is now selling on Ebay

There are some nice paintings
on his website as well,
where he tells us:

I began painting in oils when I was eighteen years old. I went to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a year and half. I realized that what I wanted to learn was not emphasized as much as postmodern art and politics. So I bought art books and instructional DVDs about classical painting artists and techniques. I taught myself to paint. My first models were my family. So in my tiny bedroom I doodled to a beat while Chicago gangs shot it out in the street.

he's compiled
some notes about
the techniques
of John Singer Sargent
which are being sold

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Exhibit: Outten and Arnold

Two Artists - Two Visions

Leslie Outten


Charlotte Arnold

Friday, May 07, 2010

Miller Père at the Palette and Chisel

You don't have to be a member to draw at the Palette and Chisel.
Sometimes, even out-of-towners stop by for an hour or two.

For example,

this old fellow from Cincinnati
who passed through town
about 15 years ago.
(Mom just sent me the pictures)

I can't identify the model,
but at least I can recognize the sofa.

(on reflection,
I think the model was Lexi,
of whom there is also a drawing
in one of the washrooms)

Saturday, May 01, 2010

P&C at Chicago Artopolis 2010

Fred Mulhaupt

Only found two P&C members
in Artopolis this year.

(although, the exhibit is so extensive
I'm sure I missed a few more)

The above landscape
looked so much like early 20th C.
Palette and Chisel,
I would have been surprised
if a non-member had painted it.

(BTW - it was priced at $70,000
and looking back through
previous posts,
it's been offered for
sale at the last
two Antiques Fairs)

While this painting,
also hanging on the 8th floor (Antiques)
had me intrigued
and stumped
until the dealer,
Rita Bucheit
revealed that it was done
by a Chicago painter
Dorian Allworthy
who, coincidentally,
has recently joined the Palette and Chisel.

Aren't antiques supposed to be
at least a hundred years old?

Dorian is no older than I am,
but her painting certainly
fits in a room with
the classic Viennese furniture
that Ms. Bucheit sells.