Friday, April 19, 2019

'pink pepto?' by myra anderson...

Wow...oh wow! If there was an award for a great idea but bad execution...I would win it hands down! I had an idea that I loved this pass week but alas I was unable to render it to full satisfaction.  But it's like my friend KFC Colonel Sanders said after only ONE herb and spice (there are eleven) "If at first you don't succeed, fry fry again!"  I am currently working on that idea and you WILL see that idea in the future!
I love this photo of artist Larissa Abtova! I enjoyed reading a little of the process that she shared on her Instagram account! I'm keeping this in mind as I work on sketches of my idea right now!
If I ate this...I would have enjoyed it very much! But I would also have a swirling head, brain freeze and a couple of toothaches! This photo is a true snapshot of  the week that was...

Friday, April 12, 2019

'TU PLUS TU' by myra anderson...

The color scheme for this painting was inspired by the taxi paintings of artist Steph Fonteyn.  Her little studio (below) with the sunlight streaming in the windows was so cute...until she moved into an even cuter but larger 'more student friendly' studio.

Much like her collection of taxi paintings, I too have been working on different colorful and more complex tutu compositions - and some other things!!!!!!
Below is an ex-ray of my brain! If I actually ate this...I would be ex!
This represents all of the beautiful and mind blowing artwork I've seen over the past few weeks...I can't wait to show you!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

'I would love tutu' by myra anderson...

Here is a work in progress.  I'm more than halfway there! Below is an interesting thought and article from the fantastic painter Dianne Gall.  I am trying to bring the 'thought' into my painting lol!

Ah ha! Just when you thought all hope was gone...I finally found the salad! I had a couple of good days of putting down the honey glazed wings and picking up the salad. Let me be perfectly clear...I am not on a diet...I just want to be a little bit smaller than my sister-in-law when she comes to town...and other selfish reasons!
What was the key? Layering! Like the person did here at California's Krazy Cup! But with salad stuff!  I'll tell you more later...


Friday, March 29, 2019

'what's going on up in there?!' by myra anderson...

Food! Fear! Fun! Glue! Glitter! Glamour! Laughter! Disaster! Up! Down! All around! These are some of the things you will find in the studio of the artist!
Success...what is it?  Sometimes you have to measure success...not by where you are now...but by where you have been.  In the past I couldn't draw a foot, a face or a figure. But I can say that I have graduated...from kindergarten to the first grade?
Anna Bocek

Nigel Chia
Here are two fun studios! They are really bringing it! I pray for the day when everyone can bring what they love to the party!
If you were to take an x-ray of my would look like this! Arrrggg! Where's the salad!

Friday, March 22, 2019

'I would love to - ' by myra anderson...

Ahhh...discipline! I would love to be the same disciplined person I was just a few months ago! Way back then I was a person who delighted to eat a wonderful, beautiful salad for dinner every night and I even lost about twenty pounds! A few cheesy potatoes later and unfortunately I found them again.  Discipline! I shall see you again!
Art is a wonderful discipline. But...sometimes we can really manipulate that pencil or that pen or that brush and sometimes we can't do anything at all.   The artist is like the tulip...we may lose our abilities or our creative juices for a while but we ALWAYS Spring back!!!! 
Julian Cardinal
Above is the work of artist Julian Cardinal.  I see this and I would love to make my own 'women wearing beautiful gowns' statement!
If you were to take an x-ray of my brain it would look like this! You don't see the salad...but it's the back! Come to the fore salad brain I would love to see you a-gain.......

Monday, March 11, 2019

'lost?' 'found?' by myra anderson...

Well...I have been working on this particular composition for a while and I finally drew something that I like! Maybe I can do it again? We will see! art...the journey toward the goal is a large percent of the fun (am I right?).  It's like the seasoned chef said to the newbie 'it may take a thousand cuts before you create a beautiful plate of carpaccio...but the learning is delicious!'
Here is a photo of Chris Guest in his studio.  What an eight course meal! Can I see myself creating a painting of this size and magnitude? JM could!
Tuna carpaccio anyone? What about vegan carpaccio? Anyone?  But wait...there's more...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

'unfinished and fine with it!' by myra anderson...

Just for fun...I decided to take my sketchbook and fill it with unfinished drawings.  I want to get to a certain point...and just stop! I MAY go back and finish that dress tho! 
painting by 'malcolm liepke'
If I could have painted a painting this past would have been this one by Liepke! I love the colors and I have a thing for that shoe lol!