The Art Works of Wilmington North Carolina

imageartworks™<img src=”https://madisonsartistblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/image1.jpg?w=665&#8243; alt=”image” width=”665″ height=”887″ class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-460″ />We are an open gallery and studio space with a large space for event venues. TheArtWorks™ Is open from 10 am to 3 pm daily and 6-9 pm on fourth Friday gallery nights. All are welcome. Wine and appetizers Are severed. Here we will continue to post the latest happeningsgoing at Continue reading

Scrape and Paint

self portrait continues.

self portrait continues.


I’m taking a painting class from a new to me artist named Chappy Valente here in North Carolina. He likes to use a process where by he paints to a certain point and then scrapes. Then paints again. I am just one session into this class. I’ll keep you updated. I’m also learning how to address the painting of hair. He is great with colour!

Practice Oil Paintings and Sketches

By Madison DuVeau

By Madison DuVeau

I know I’ve been away a while, but I have been studying to better my skills. I love the process. This is some of what I have accomplished so far. Painting from photographs are not best. Painting from life with natural light would be ideal. Portraits with smiles are just plain goofy. It’s difficult to find photos of people NOT smiling.

Self-Portrait Madison

Madison DuVeau

Madison DuVeau


I’m working on my first self-portrait. I’m not sure about the background colour with the skin tones I have used. I’ve yet to tackle the hair waiting on the background. Any comments are welcome. Updated post. I changed the background and now I think it looks right. Still the hair needs work.

That’s it. I quit. I’m over this.

 

Statue of St Francis

Statue of St Francis

The battle is over. St. Francis wins.  Nah, I just have to paint in the cross in his right hand.  We have worked together long enough.  This is weird. I have a tendency to save a little bit of everything in case I should ever run out. Like that last ounce of shampoo or hand cream and so on. It seems to me, I may have done the same thing with painting. Quitting just before it runs out so to speak.

“I’ve always thought of painting as some kind of gift. And as a gift, there is a duty that comes with it: to push painting as far as you can. Artists serve society simply by producing a good painting. And that’s the hardest thing in the world. People think it’s a lark. It’s not. “. (Sonia Getchoff)