Hannah Overman Koch

Friday, October 21, 2011

She moves on...

While faced with another rejection, I an happy to report that rejection does not bother me like it used too.  I pick my head up and move on to my next artistic adventure.  However, I must share that when I got the rejected painting back home, I promptly painted it hot pink!!!

And she moves on....

..... to drawing.  Yes, the task I seem to put at the bottom of my art-to-do list.  Well it made a jump to the very top and I am so glad it did. It is a quiet activity, that takes time and concentration, something that I do not always give my creativity.  Lesson learned there!  It seems everything lately is rush, rush and I needed an activity to counter-balance all that going.  It worked.  Now, in art school, drawing from photos is not the correct thing to do, much less magazines.  You should draw from models and real life.  Well, not possible for me at this time, I decided to go against the grain on that one and just try to hone in on my skill.  Below are my examples-

Sketches from a magazine..

Materials used: sketch pencils, student quality drawing paper

A bit of a challenging angle.  But I enjoy drawing the side view of her face.

I think she is too shaded, so the next two I tried to shade a little less, but still trying to give the drawing depth.

Tough toes on this one.  Who knew flat shoes and the angle of her foot would be such a challenge!  Something still isn't correct with her waist to me, but I moved on.

I like the back foot better.

I believe I captured her stance in this sketch.

I enjoy it so much when correct angles collide with curvy lines!

Taupe Toes - my favorite so far!

draw, draw, drawing on this artist holiday,

Monday, October 3, 2011


I submitted a painting for the opportunity to get into the White Show at the Visual Art Exchange Gallery in downtown Raleigh!  This is a juried show and results will be posted in a day or two.  The dominant color should be white in all submissions.  Opening reception this Friday night.

I titled my painting.... 


Materials used:  gesso, acrylic paint, mixed media (cheese cloth, soft pastels, charcoal, pencil)

Trying to establish texture, depth and subtle color

It was more of a challenge to keep white the dominant color than I originally thought.  So much depth can be created with color.  Another lesson learned by participating in calls for artists!!

I enjoy the pale blue, magenta and white combination.  The black markings finish it off.

A simple black frame would look fantastic around it.

hok 2011 subtle in the corner, not to distract from the rest of the painting.

still learning lessons and trying to get out there on this artist holiday,