It probably looks as if I am obsessed with shadows, but there was another reason (excuse?) for me ending back on the shadow side of Rebecca last Friday. I thought we were going to have seven artists crowded in the East Colony studio, so I set up in the far corner. It didn’t hurt that I was next to an electrical outlet (hot water teapot and easel light). And with my recent interest in the abstract, how awful could it be to gaze directly into the light?
The bluish structure in the background is a big ladder on which we clipped the spotlight. Remembering how Assael dramatized his nudes, with red spotlights, I pretended my spot was orangish. I give myself a pass on the likeness because of the difficulty in seeing into the shadow against the light. I like it a lot, so it is Sublime.
. . . Ridiculous? This is phase two of the Love project that I described two weeks ago (here). I don’t really have a plan for finishing it. I will keep playing with it until I am satisfied or until I have made a mess of it. Right now we need some whiskers to punctuate the fur, and the heart-shaped locket could be improved. Maybe a catchlight in the eye that is showing? It does live up to its title, I hope.
Not much else in the way of art making got accomplished. Christmas was a wonderful surprise, with all my family together for our big breakfast, an event which not even an abscessed tooth could ruin. Today the tooth got taken care of, and I am still in recovery from that experience. Not that bad really, but a shock to the system. An excuse to goof off.
Aline Lotter is currently exhibiting:
at the Hatfield Gallery and the East Colony Fine Art Gallery in Manchester (both are in Langer Place, 55 S. Commercial St., Manchester, NH); at the Bartlett Inn in Bartlett; at the Red Jacket Inn in North Conway; at the law offices of Mesmer and Deleault at 41 Brook St in Manchester; at the Manchester office of Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter; for one more week at the Studio 550 Art Center in Manchester NH, as part of the annual 6×6 show of the Womens Caucus for Art; and at her studio by appointment (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).