Patricia Bennett


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cylburn Mansion Staircase, more finished

Cylburn Staircase, in progress, 18x24, Patricia Bennett
This painting is almost complete,  I am waiting to add the lovely detail on the lead-paned windows.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Live Event Painting at Brightside Gardens Opening

Brightside Gardens Opening, 24x36, Patricia Bennett

This is the painting of the Brightside Gardens Opening on Friday, January 25.  The opening was packed, despite snow flurries.
Patricia Bennett painting at Brightside Gardens Opening, photo by Lisa Davis

A photo of my painting in progress in the Pigtown Design blog, with photos and descriptions of the Brightside Gardens Opening.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Cylburn Lion Drawing, 8x10

Cylburn Lion, graphite, 8x10, Patricia Bennett
I'm looking forward to the Brightside Gardens opening tonight, despite snow.  They are amazing gardens.  The opening is at Cylburn Arboretum's Vollmer center, 6:30 to 8:30pm.

 I will be painting a Live Event Painting of the opening...

Chuck Newhall will give a lecture about his gardens on Saturday. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cylburn Mansion Staircase Painting, First Sitting and figure drawing

First Sitting Cylburn Staircase painting, Patricia Bennett, 18x24
 Yesterday I went to Cylburn Mansion with my paints and had a couple of hours to start this painting.

I've been thinking about this painting for a while, and my goal this sitting was to get the basic architecture in, and a feeling for the light.

Olga, charcoal, 18x24, Patricia Bennett
 This is a second charcoal of our model at the Zoll studio.  She is quite lovely and sits very still.  She has tattoos of butterflies on her chest.
Greeting Card of "Kitties Van Gogh" 
I sent two of these out yesterday, they are on cotton, textured paper, 3.5x5 inches.  My sister has the actual painting: those are her beloved cats, Bijou and Boodlers.  Bijou likes to hug Boodlers, and Boodlers isn't sure about this.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Cylburn Mansion Interior Watercolor Sketches

"Cylburn Mansion Interior", 9x9 inches, watercolor, Patricia Bennett
 I painted these today as ideas for paintings I hope to start next Tuesday.  There is lovely architecture inside of the Cylburn Mansion, and I wanted to show the light coming through the windows.
"Cylburn Staircase", 9x9 inches, watercolor, Patricia Bennett

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Profile in Charcoal

18x24, Charcoal on Paper, Patricia Bennett
This was drawn at the Zoll Studio yesterday.  It's the best charcoal I've ever done.

Our model is amazing and the group of artists is very impressive.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Cylburn Mansion Drawing

Cylburn Mansion in Winter, Graphite on Paper, Patricia Bennett 2013
As Artist in Residence at Baltimore City's Cylburn Arboretum, I have produced drawing number 2.

This is the Cylburn Mansion in Winter.  The mansion has many wonderful details, both in stone and wood.  I included the lions, on the right.  They are marble.