In Open Studio is a 20x16 oil on linen done in open studio by Shirley Fachilla.
Burt Silverman is a marvelous representational artist. His subjects run the gamut: still life, portrait, landscape, with figure and portraiture as his forte. Art lovers in
are now fortunate to have a
gallery that represents Mr. Silverman. The new Haynes Gallery in Nashville,
just had a Silverman one-man show.
Understandably as a figurative painter myself, my favorites in the exhibit were his figurative works, especially his drawings. Often done from life, they offer wonderful fluidity coupled with great precision. Mr. Silverman knows the human body very well indeed.
At last Monday’s open studio, our wonderful model struck a Silverman sort of pose. It was so much fun to paint with arms, legs, head, torso all offering a different angle, a different foreshortening challenge.
[For the meaning of foreshortening, see Artful Definitions.]