Today’s featured artist is Linda Apple, a daily painter from Ohio whose most recent paintings are a collection of quick, almost snapshot scenes from her daily life—usually of people wrapped up in their own world.
There’s a lot to like in these little paintings, but I especially enjoyed seeing people be completely captivated by art in Linda’s scenes from the art museum.
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In Seeing the Details, above, it’s not just the tilt of the head, but the entire angle of the figure which makes this painting pop.
Plus, I love the physical space that Linda created by just using the architectural details of the wall and floor.
This next piece, Daydreaming, shows the value of finding a good coffee shop to sketch, photograph, or even paint in.
After all, why pay for a model to sit, when you can go find people sitting already? : ) And like the first painting, notice how the figure’s pose—the relaxed shoulders and crossed legs—sets the energy level of the entire piece.