Tonight in art class I went back to charcoal. I usually work
in gouache. Tonight’s model was amazing. Transgender women. Tall
and feminine. Incredible mover. She must have been over 6ft tall
This is a series that I am working on. I am playing with abstracting from watercolors of models and putting them into different environments. It started from below watercolors.
Friday, February 15 – Sunday, March 17, 2019
Artists Choose Artists 2019: Invitational Show
Reception – Saturday, February 16, 3 – 6 pm
…painter Lesley A. Powell will be showing at their studios located at 993 Main Street in Fleischmanns.
Stairs to the Reservoir, 14″ x 10″, watercolor, 2015 by Lesley A. Powell. Contributed photo.
“The canvas is now my stage,” says multi-disciplinary artist Lesley A. Powell. Since childhood, Powell has been attracted to non-verbal means of artistic expression whether be dancing or painting. As a choreographer, her interest revolves around the dancer’s ability to change the performance space, working under the influence of German expressionist dancer Rudolf Laban. Over her decade-long career, Powell has produced numerous shows for whom she designed anything from costumes to posters, brochures, and playbills.
Pond O’Catskills, 24″ x 18″, oil painting, 2016 by Lesley A. Powell. Contributed photo.
As a visual artist, Powell focuses on human anatomy and body movement to depict either dance or circus scenes as well as nudes. She is drawn however to a broad range of media and thematics. Watercolors are prone for still life because of the pace required to do the work, she explains, whereas oil paintings allow for more creativity and give the artist more time for reflection and revision. The tone, the feeling and the expression, Powell adds, are also different in oil compared to watercolor. When working in watercolor, the artist uses a more subdued color palette given the spontaneity of the medium, whereas in oil she prefers bolder and richer colors.
I am in an art show at the Manhattan Borough President’s Offices are on the 19th Floor at 1 Center Street. January 9-31. Visitor hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
This series is inspired by recent events about sexual harassment and the photo.
This series was done in my watercolor class with Kamilla Talbot. We were each given a picture of an artwork. We had to fit our painting of live model into an interpretation of the artwork. Love this! It pushed your creativity to new bounds!
Alan and Lesley A. Powell are part of an exciting weekend for you to visit their art studios/galleries as well as other artists in the area.
Alan Powell will be showing his multi channel video installations and panoramic photographs of the Catskills and upstate New York that he has completed in the last year. In the barn there will be a large scale video installation called ” Trump Dump” about the 2016 Presidential election and ongoing Presidency.
Lesley A. Powell love of motion, color and nature are explored in this art show. She has been working on a series of paintings: arcylic, oil, watercolor and collage based on these themes.
Come up to beautiful Catskills, see art, us and be in the great outdoors. Artists’ Studio Tour Hope to see you.
PS. Parking across the street.