It was another week of women artists. This week I'm just thrilled I was able to keep up while traveling. I'm not so thrilled about having to take some photos without natural light but oh well.
The sketch below is of Mary Delaney. I liked how she described her work as a way of dealing with her grief.
After a LONG day of traveling I drew Elaine DeKooning with her cat. And then the following day, I drew Rose Wylie who when asked if concentrating on motherhood at the expense of painting was a sacrifice she said, "That's such a crappy question...No! I think children are important, relationships are important, life is important."
At the airport I read this great article about Agnes Martin and drew her, at least until my pencil lead broke and I didn't have a sharpener with me. :| I found her life really interesting and I'm excited to study her and her work more.
At home, I continued this series and drew Barbara Hepworth who said, "I found one had to some work every day, even at midnight, because either you're professional or you're not." :)
It was good to meet up with friends at our favorite coffee shop and draw. I sketched Anna Ancher in colored pencil on some larger paper.
And then today's is at the very top and that's a drawing of Sonia Delaunay who said "color is the skin of the world." I love that and it also reminded me of something CheyOnna Sewell of the yarn mission said this weekend at the Midwest Craft Con. She was talking about how some people claim they don't see color. (They say that as a way of saying they don't discriminate based on color or race.) CheyOnna said you NEED to see color. We need to acknowledge and accept each other for who we are and that includes our color.
This week I feel like I found two artists (Agnes Martin and Sonia Delaunay) that I'd like to dig a little deeper into and maybe something else will come of it.