Friday, July 29, 2011

These recent drawings from life can be purchased at Gallery One in Petaluma.

Or you can view them and others on my website: www.sandraspeidel.com.  Drawing from life is a passion that I share with so many artists throughout history. I love the immediacy and time constraints, the conversation between artist and model. It's great theater!


 


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The San Francisco Mission District is one of my favorite places to paint.

"Mission Man"      11 3/4"x 7 1/8" oil on board


I find the Mission is a feast for the senses. Love this figure surrounded by the colors and flavors of urban life, at once exciting and alienating. All the verticals and horizontals form a structural compositional network that supports this lone figure.