Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I went to see the "Paint Made Flesh" show at the Phillips Collection today. I was very excited to see the show because it has paintings by many of my favorite figurative painters..Lucian Freud, Jenny Saville, Eric Fischl, Michael Borremans and Alice Neel. The show is up until September 13th, 2009. It's always great to see paintings up close that you've only seen in books. (photo is from the Phillips Collection web site of a Jenny Saville painting)

Black and White is the title of the July show at the Art League and the juror was Catriona Fraser, owner and Director of the Fraser Gallery in Bethesda, MD. My charcoal drawing of my daughter got in the show and won an honorable mention. At the opening it was fun to see that several of the other award winners brought their children/models with them too. It makes you wonder if thats why artists have kids.