Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Posted by Aubrey Levinthal
My studio is a pretty humble space one year post grad school. Its in our place and probably a bit too small-- but I am a little reluctant to find another space not only for the finances of it, but good things have been going on here and I think it is because I work amid my subject matter.
Below is my most recent and probably most successful (in my eyes) piece post PAFA. It is 36 x 48 and has been about 6 months of constant working and re-working. I am happy with a few things about it.
First, I got the chance to work from memory and life -- a painting of two friends who frequently plop down on my couch a floor below. I could reference my memory of those nights and run down a flight to actually see the space.
Second, I got to work my blacks and darkness/lamp light. This is something I've been trying to work on for a while. The picture doesn't show much but I think the depth and variety of darks are working.