Size: 16"W x 20"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2018
A very good model can settle into a pose that gives one a sense of bing "in the moment" easily. That was obviously the case at this particular Monday night session. All was working well... the model, the lighting, the pose, my mood, the music! I LOVE this one for ALL of those reasons.
Painted recently, in the spring of 2015, and of my favorites, from a model session lasting only 2 1/2 hours, with breaks. I am finding that by showing up and completely focusing for that short period of time, week after week, I am becoming more and more satisfied with my work and more and more able to capture the essence of the model with vigor, freshness and more and more accuracy..
My goal is not to be able to paint fast for the sake of speed, but to authentically register a spontaneous response to the model, and not lose it by overworking. The is so very vital to a work of art.
The time constraint of the a live model session, therefore, is a VERY GOOD thing to that end. I hope by looking at this piece you can understand my point.
BORN AND RAISED IN PITTSBURGH, PA, BARBARA HAS BEEN PAINTING PROFESSIONALLY SINCE 1999. SHE NOW MAINTAINS A STUDIO IN SALTSBURG, PA, SHE IS MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF PITTSBURGH, AND A SIGNATURE MEMBER OF THE PASTEL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. EXHIBITS 2014 - SOLO EXHIBIT, CARNEGIE, PA 2011- GROUP SHOW, 5 "WOMEN PAINTING WOMEN" SHAW GALLERY, PITTSBURGH, PA 2011- GROUP INVITATIONAL, SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE, LATROBE, PA 2010 - SWEET ART GALLERY, NAPLES, FL 2008 - THIRD STREET GALLERY, CARNEGIE, PA 2007 - SOLO EXHIBIT, WATERCOLORS GALLERY, PITTSBURGH, PA 2004 - SOLO EXHIBIT, LATROBE ART CENTER, LATROBE, PA 2003 - BLUE HERON GALLERY, WELLFLEET, MASS 2000 - LIGONIER LIBRARY, LIGONIER, PA 2000 - SOLO EXHIBIT, SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE, SAINT VINCENT, PA- 1999 - GREENSBURG ART CLUB, GREENSBURG, PA JURIED EXHIBITS 2008 - SOUTHWESTERN PA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, LIGONIER PA 2003 - PASTEL SOCIETY OF AMERICAN ART, BUTLER MUSEUM, YOUNGSTOWN, OH 2001 - SOUTHERN PA MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, BIENNIAL, LORETTO, PA 1999 - WESTMORELAND ART NATIONALS, GREENSBURG, PA 1998 - A SHOW OF HANDS, BATON ROUGE, LA AWARDS 2009 - INCLUDED IN BEST OF AMERICAN PASTEL ARTISTS VOLUME II 2008 - PASTEL SOCIET OF AMERICA, CHICAGO PASTEL PAINTERS ‘ AWARD, NY, NY 2003 - PASTEL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, PURCHASE AWARD, NY, NY 2003 - SOUTHERN PA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, THIRD PLACE, I LIGONIER, PA 2002 - BECAME SIGNATURE MEMBER, PASTEL SOCIETY OF AMERICA 2001 - WESTMORELAND HOSPICE, MOTHERS’ DAY CARD SELECTION, GREENSBURG, PA 2000 - WINTERLUDE, AWARD OF DISTINCTION and JUDGE’S CHOICE AWARD, GREENSBURG,PA 1999 - SOUTHWESTERN PA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, HONORABLE MENTION, LIGONIER, PA COLLECTIONS WESTMORELAND COUNTY AIRPORT, LATROBE, PA MUTUAL AID AMBULANCE SERVICE, GREENSBURG, PA DERRY AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, DERRY,PA GREENSBURG SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT, GREENSBURG, PA REBECCA HADEN STONE HOUSE MUSEUM, SALTSBURG, PA EDUCATION 2003 - STUDIO INCAMMINATI (ONGOING 2002 THROUGH 2010) 1995 - INDIANA UNIVERSITY, PA 1973 - SETON HILL UNIVERSITY SPECIAL INSTRUCTION AND INFLUENCES: PHILIP SALVATO, ROBERT LIBERACE, and all those who came before