I had a great conversation with Felicia Forte in Detroit. Felicia paints intimate paintings that highlight the wonder of the easily overlooked, a sandwich, an ashtray or an unguarded moment. She has shown her work in numerous group and solo exhibitions. In 2015 and 16 her portraiture was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London for The BP Portrait Award.

We talked about Star Trek, Women only gyms, stoves, New Year’s resolutions and lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

  • Pivotal moments,
  • Destiny,
  • Personal style,
  • Subject matter,
  • Alla prima,
  • Colour,
  • Visual economy,
  • The friendliest spot,
  • Painting on paper,
  • Age, wisdom, bravery,
  • Process or end result,
  • Being an artist,
  • Why painting is still around,
  • Teaching,
  • Agency and responsibility,
  • Making a lot of starts,
  • Online students,
  • Making the transition to being an artist,
  • Most moving painting to make,
  • Existential crises,
  • Practical help,

To find out more about Felicia and her work

http://www.feliciaforte.com/

Most moving painting to make . . .

Black Dog

Referenced in the podcast . . .

Mr.Midnight leaves his home

New Wave Palette – Posh model
http://www.newwaveart.com/ProductsMore.aspx?id=170700

Mario Robinson’s Water color book
Lessons in Realistic Watercolor: A Contemporary Approach to Painting People and Places in the Classical Tradition

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