Saturday, October 13, 2012

Barrista and ArtBytes

8"x8" :: Barrista :: oil on archival panel
This painting is one of my works for the Body Language show that opens on Nov 2 at the Columbia Center for the Arts, in Hood River. It is an invitational show with several regional artists who will also be showing work. This is one of my paintings that I started with black gesso. I will be posting some of them as I complete them, and they will be available in the show for the month of November.

I have also been working on completing 2 ArtBytes now. ArtBytes are byte sized online art tutorials. One of them, is about how to paint your panels with black gesso. The other ArtByte is about painting on black gesso. If you don't already know about ArtBytes, each one contains text, images and links to products and more information, and they have ArtBytes by other artists in the store too. They have concise information, not so long that you will get bored. Once you buy an ArtByte it is yours forever.
Take a look in the ArtByte store and let me know what you think!

8 comments:

Karen Werner said...

Fantastic! This subject is perfect on the black ground.

Celeste Bergin said...
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Celeste Bergin said...

I enjoyed reading your ArtByte, Cathleen....well done! This barista is fantastic too, I especially love how the hair shows the tilt of the body...cool!

Linda Popple said...

I like your loose brush strokes and your work looks really good on the black ground. Your ArtByte is great and easy to read.

Nancy Colella said...

Love how you treated face in this. Just simple planes. That is not so easy! And the black gesso gives it a great look. bravo.

Sandy Graeser Haynes said...

really love the one with the figure in it.... so challenging, and you did it SOOO well !

Nora MacPhail said...

I would love a more detailed ArtByte done by you!! I look forward a second one.

David Burbach Photography said...

Love this. You truly captured a busy Barrista.