Sunday, March 22, 2009

Alvin Ailey at the Dance Center


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Originally uploaded by DonnaCaromy
This weekend I was lucky enough to see the Alvin Ailey company twice! Yay for free tickets. They were incredible, strong dancers, beautiful choreography. It was a 50th anniversary, retrospective type of program. Interesting to see the progression through the years, although I would be really interested to see some of the new work that the company is doing. On Saturday I managed to take my camera with and try out the new tripod, with some low light conditions. I had some altercations with security guards that were quite frustrating. Apparently the rule is that you can take photos, but not with a tripod, which made absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. But I learned that its impossible to argue with these guys who are just doing their jobs. Quite frustrating, but I managed to get a few good images before I was told to put the tripod away. The full set is on my flickr page.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

St. Patty's Day Drawing Session





Another session down town, this time with a St. Patty's theme. The Dj was playing some gothy tunes and the models were wearing pixie ears and faerie wings, it was fun, although I was reeeaally tired, and struggling with proportions a heck of a lot. It was so inspiring to see some of the other amazing artists at work.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

work in progress

Last weekend, I went to my friend Ashleigh's gorgeous studio in Hollywood, and painted for a few hours. Its been ages since I painted with oils and it felt gooooood.... I'm still working on it. The colors are a bit off balance in this photo, because of the warm lighting in our apartment, but I took the photo RAW, and was amazed at all the detail and texture it captured. Thanks to another friend (and talented photographer) Dan Mejia, for suggesting I start shooting RAW.