Fri
Jul 25 2008 10:26pm
SDCC: Three-in-one Jon Foster demo

Jon Foster had a great crowd around him during his demo. I always assume people will drop in and out during demos but everyone claimed a spot and didn't budge.  Jon diligently worked on a painting for about 45 minutes, picked up a rag and slowly blotted out a small portion of the painting...and then...quickly erased the entire thing. While the audience was still gasping, Jon sketched in a new portrait, started in for 20 minutes...and then....did it again. In the end he came out with a great little portrait and confessed that he secretly loves the audience that “gasp” moment. It’s not a bad lesson -- Many less experienced artists get overly attached to the work put into a painting.

Thanks to Spectrum Fantastic Art for co-sponsoring the event. You can see more of Jon’s work in his Tor gallery and his website.

 

4 comments
David Keck
1. dkeck
I love his buttery, painterly style. Lots of force -- and considerable weirdness!
Kendall Bullen
2. kendallpb
Jon Foster is incredibly, amazingly talented! I would've loved to have been at the demo (and gasped!).

Irene, the last four thumbnails of his art in the gallery don't load. E.g., this thumbnail. The images load fine when I click on them, but the thumbnails appear as broken images. FYI!
Irene Gallo
3. Irene
Kendall - Thanks for the heads up. I'll look into it asap. All part of our week 1 wrinkle ironing marathon.
Kendall Bullen
4. kendallpb
It looks like there are other artiss with this problem, but frankly I've found things to be very smooth. :-) It's a great site and I love the gallery.

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