Charles Sheeler

Seen by Lynnea Schwieters

I have loved drawing and coloring ever since I was a little girl. In my college years I did not have time to take a class in the arts because I double majored in Business Marketing and Interior Design. The work load was enough to keep me busy not to mention I worked 3-4 days a week. Anyway - I was thrilled to start an art class a few months ago - the photo just below is one of my first finished pieces. You can see my brain can't stop thinking about interiors even when I have a blank canvas. In addition to my new understanding of painting, I love to visit galleries and find artists that inspire me. The second photo is a painting by Charles Sheeler. I spotted this one at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Sheeler was a part of the Precisionist movement during the late 20's and early 30's which depicted people in real life situations. Sheeler's worked differed in that it was strangley devoid of people. He glorified machine and architecture and often used his own home as a model for some of his paintings.