Friday, October 10, 2014

Night Pollinator + [clean] Open Studio!

                                                   watermedia on paper 9x9"

I`m ready for my close up.
I even had time for this drawing and being born a painter, I could not just let it be dry graphite. No, soon I had watercolors involved. Then ink. Which brings me to something I discovered years ago in life drawing groups. If I used a pencil which erased, I made many corrections. If I drew with a brush dipped in ink, I did not need to. There`s a life lesson there but don`t ask me what it is.



Not really!! The top photo is of the late Francis Bacon`s famously chaotic workspace. An artist friend of mine once rudely commented that mine looked similar! Not any more!
I read that a museum has preserved Mr. Bacon`s studio just as it was when the painter was alive!

Go visit an artist this weekend. It`s so lonely in the studio, we need to talk!
Portland Open Studios Oct. 11, 12 and 18, 19 10 to 5 pm. Demonstration each day at noon in my studio.

Randall David Tipton
5373 Lakeview Blvd
Lake Oswego OR 97035

work for sale


Libby Fife said...

Thank goodness you added that disclaimer about the studio! I nearly fell out of my chair!

Good luck this weekend. The drawing is wonderful too-just can't leave well enough alone, I know:):):)

Jo Reimer said...

It's looking good over at your house. And to think you did all this with an ailing back. I hope you're better. Jill and I will be there around noon.

Maureen said...

Hope many show up at your studio and buy buy buy!

Have a great weekend!

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Randall,
Funny, but before scrolling down, I looked at "your" studio and thought how much it reminded me of Bacon's. No kidding! It's been a long time since I looked at my book about him, so I didn't recognize the gag. And a great gag it was!
Enjoy the open studio and congratulations on the clean-up!

Sheri Trepina said...

Love it!...Too funny. Your studio looks great, one day I will make it out to you open studio. Enjoy!

Ruth Armitage said...

Have a wonderful weekend with lots of good conversation & sales!

Micros said...

RDT. . .

Night pollinator. So simple and inviting.

Your place looks very similar to my space. Asianesque rug, tables, 27"iMac, chairs. . .etc. Then I think of Matisse and his many rugs and how he employed them in his paintings. I suppose the style at the time.

How is Oregon this time of year?

Have fun. . .