See the post for links to this artist’s wonderful work.
Carolyn (I don't have her full name) wrote in a comment to Friday's post about Rose Frantzen's portrait painting project. Since people often don't get to the comments I wanted to be sure you got to see this video.
Frantzen sat in a store front and painted a portrait (12 x 12 inches, oil) from life, of anyone who came in.
She painted the first 70 portraits at a rate of two a day taking about four hours each. People posing started telling her about their lives.
Her work is exquisite. Her comments about the process and progress, costs, her painting surface, how she chose the surface and prepped it, the change in working with non-professional models, how people were willing to try something new, how she found out more about life…it's all really inspiring.
Spend the 57 minutes and watch this video—see what happens when you let things go out of control and how art can make a difference in the world.
If the embedded video doesn't show up see Artist Rose Frantzen at National Portrait Gallery on YouTube.