Dallas artist Marjorie
Schwarz once volunteered at the Dallas Zoo and used the birds as inspiration.
She painted them to help her remember their names but it also became a way of finding the essence of her painting voice.
“I’m painting the same things
over and over again and it can be painful, painfully boring, but if I can get
past the boredom it can be incredibly interesting,” says Schwarz.
Schwarz’s studio is in a
spare bedroom in the back of a second-story duplex. She paints at a small white
desk, sometimes with her dog Wiggles at her feet. There she applies layer upon
layer of thinned paint to her latest body of portrait work.
is a Houston photographer.
Also by Everett Taasevigen:
Glass Houses 18: Margaret Meehan and Noah Simblist
also by Everett Taasevigen
- Glass Houses 31: Mary McCleary - September 7th, 2016
- Glass Houses 27: JooYoung Choi - October 6th, 2015
- Glass Houses 23: Ludwig Schwarz - October 10th, 2010
- Glass Houses 22: Lizzy Wetzel - August 23rd, 2010
- Glass Houses 18: Margaret Meehan and Noah Simblist - March 20th, 2010