January 15, 2016

Out The Window 9


While I was painting this piece (about 20 minutes in total) the weather changed three times from windy snow storm to crisp frosty sunny day. Amazing discoveries are awaiting when you look attentively.
I am sorry if you think it is boring but I am completely absorbed by the "every day new" view from the window.
Two years ago I read Richard Schmid's "Alla Prima" and considered this book to be one of the most powerful manuals on painting and art craft. (his site here)
So when I found out the author's 80th birthday was on the way in 2014, I sent him birthday card and thanked with all my heart (as did his pupils from all over the world) . Yesterday I received his reply (photo above), so happy about that. It feels like a breath of fresh air from the other planet. Thank you, Mr. Schmid.

3 comments:

  1. Oh, Irina, what a treasure! The card he made for you is so special.

    He's right, keep painting and inspiring others. Your "Out the Window" series is wonderful. It's amazing what weather and light do to the scene.

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  2. I like looking out your window with you. Great paintings of your city. How wonderful that Mr. Schmid made you a card. And that you sent him one for his birthday.

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  3. I like looking out your window with you. Great paintings of your city. How wonderful that Mr. Schmid made you a card. And that you sent him one for his birthday.

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