31 July 2017

The Process: JC x 2

Yesterday Jen Cloutier came to visit my studio and interview me for a project she has been working on, documenting the lives and studio practices of artists in Cuba and Canada.  It's called "The Process"; you can read about it here.  

Near the end of our visit, she graciously sat for not one but two quick portraits, lucky me!

Jen Cloutier: flanneur, curator of Vivant! and author of The Process
Sharpie marker and gouache in the green portrait book

Jen Cloutier: flanneur, curator of Vivant! and author of The Process
China marker and gouache in the green portrait book

Beautiful bee wing shadows.  Part of the process is observing nature.

As I was photographing those portraits this morning, I noticed a bee sitting very still on the deck.  Aren't the shadows of its wings just beautiful?  The flower shadows too.

the process of colour
Sometimes I write in my sketchbooks

The process of making a painting: work in progress, sheer colour layers
Sometimes I paint in my studio

The Process; observing nature makes my eyes happy
And sometimes I am in the right place at the right time to notice something beautiful.


pdcrumbaker said...

What a lovely and satisfying post.

Verna Vogel said...

:) Thank you dc. I hope you are well and enjoying life too!

Barbara Muir said...

Love this. I was I think on the road when you wrote it. I love everything about it. Yes the bee's wngs' shadows are beautiful, and the shadow of the flowers. Amazing. I am back in Toronto painting, and it is much easier here although I so miss the East. Horribly.


Verna Vogel said...

Hi Barbara, thank you for reading my post when you got back! Most times, things online disappear into the ether the day after they're posted. No, make that an hour, or a few minutes even, after they're posted! *laughs*

Thank you so much for your ongoing support of my blog, it is so much appreciated.

And, oh, I know what it is to miss a place. I'm glad that painting is easier for you in TO at least, and I think the feeling you have for the East coast is evident in your work. That last painting is so very beautiful and emotive.