REAL Life Drawing: My Eye On Washington DC

REAL Life Drawing: My Eye On Washington DC
Photo- Gessoed Hand of MG Stout holding her favorite paint while prepping paper

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Art in Hand: Washington DC Deck o' Art

You've gotta click the gray link above this sentence to see the entire deck of unique playing cards designed by local artists.  The artists' were hand picked to showcase the diverse voices that make up the DC Metro art scene.  We were invited to create an original work of art for this interactive show.  I am stoked to share the link and ask that you also become a fan of the deck on FACEBOOK (there is a link on the page to click... just tap the is really that easy!)I thought it would be fun to share, actually re-share the alternate images I created for my card- the 2 of Clubs.

Actually this one was my favorite?

WWII Monument was my inspiration for the card.  All three images were created atop of the Washington Post w/ acrylic, pastel and charcoal. 
Now click the gray link at the top of the page and see the image that was chosen.  There is some buzz of a group show wherein the original works will be on exhibit at the Touchstone Gallery in June/July 2011, but this is still unconfirmed.  It would be really cool and I am optimistic.

Capitol Closing? In Five Steps

Capitol Closing?  by MG Stout

Capitol Closing? 72 x 60, Acrylic on Canvas, MG Stout

Thankfully we avoided a government shut down.  The last time we weren't so lucky and my rent was late.  I will not be receiving any ugly collections calls as my mortgage has been paid on time. 


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lights, Camera, Action: Video Content for

 Santos arrives at my studio with a ton o' gear.
See Santos prepare for the shoot. 

See me seeing Santos as Santos sees me.

See me looking nothing less than awkward on set!

On Monday we shot five "How to..." Videos for
The videos are required to be 3 minutes or less.  I was booked to cover the following topics:
Fabric Painting Techniques
Acrylic Painting Techniques
Watercolor Painting Techniques
Drawing Techniques

 Let me say that this is not an easy task.  Trying to demo and discuss these mediums in the time allotted is "insane in the membrane!"  Too much material in too little time.  Thanks to the world's greatest producer Santos, the job was accomplished.  If you ever need an artful eye, photographer, or video director he is your guy.  He is extremely professional and easy to work with.  His production company is called CANDY LOOP PRODUCTIONS 
  I haven't been in front of the camera in two years and the format has changed completely since my last shoot.  Santos was exceptional.  He was kind and walked me through the entire process.  I hope that he got the footage he needed and that is happy with the content.
I'm just thankful that it is over and I can return to painting.