Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Road Trip, Projects and Finished Work!

Shane and I just returned from a long trip. We started our trip in Sedona. 
The natural beauty of Arizona is breathtaking. 

Next, we visited Shane's grandparents in LA. It was my first trip to the Getty. Every time we drive from LA to SF, I always see that wonderful building and want to stop, but there is always a time crunch. We finally got to go! 

We saw very beautiful pieces of art. These are two of our favorites.

This painting is titled, "A Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros." It was painted by Adolphe William Bouguereau in 1880. He was such a fantastic painter. Really, I think he is still the best figurative painter.

This piece I had never seen. It is titled, "Mischief and Repose." The painter is John William Godward.
 It was painted in 1895. The handling of the fabric and the figures are just gorgeous!

Then, San Francisco! We went to our favorite fabric store, Britex. I found a Victorian button, and Shane bought fabric to make a ruff. We have both been obsessed with ruffs! You will probably be seeing them a lot in both of our work!

We also went to see the amazing Redwoods in La Honda and Memorial Park.

After the San Francisco Bay Area we traveled to Ouray, Colorado. Ouray is gorgeous, and I LOVE snow! It was the perfect combination to inspire us both to paint! Really, after three weeks of travel it didn't take much to make us sit down and work. 

We were getting pretty restless.

Here is a progress shot of Shane's Painting.

And the finished painting!
"The Attraction of Light"
by Shane Scribner
16x20 inch oil painting on panel. 

And my finished painting.
"Her Wings at Rest"
12x12 inches
oil on panel.
This painting will be on display at the Realism show at JRB Art at the Elms, Oklahoma City, OK February 3, 2012.

We are back home now. During our crazy-fun road trip, we sat in the car for HOURS and talked a lot about new work we want to create. 
So, here we go! 

 Shane started making his second ruff. 

And I am creating a swan crown for a commission that I am super excited to start! More to come soon. But for now, excuse me,  I have more feathers to glue.