Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I painted this from a photo I snapped on a wonderful trip to northern Italy in October, 2001. We stayed each night at the Hotel Lido Palace in Baveno, a wonderful, elegant, welcoming hotel owned and run by the D'Amico family. (I've posted a painting of the operatic patriarch, Paulo D'Amico at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cschaertl-painter/2725648409/in/photostream/) I've wanted to return ever since, but I in still indulge mini-vacations by reviewing my photos (and 0ccassionally painting a scene from the trip).
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Last Saturday the Wimberley Valley Art League held a very well-organized "Arts Fest" complete with many artists, jewelers and musicians. A number of my paintings were displayed in one of the pavilions, and I set up my easel and paints.
I used as reference a photo of someone I'd caught unawares at my daughter's SXSW party. He has such a great profile that I knew I wanted to paint him as soon as I laid eyes on him. (Danny, do you know him?)
A lady making the rounds of the Arts Fest thought he looked like Jesus. I can see that. There's an intent intelligence in his benign expression.