Monday, September 30, 2013

Sharing My Sketchbook

A couple more sketches from my life drawing sketchbook. Drawn at Spring Studio in Soho.

Watercolor and black lead (20 mins)
Black lead (2 mins each)
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Saturday, September 7, 2013

See.Me in Long Island City

The website is a platform for artists, photographers, designers and musicians to showcase their work, a stone's throw from my studio in Long Island City. It's a great space. An upscale gallery in an up and coming area more used to taxi cab garages, coffee cart depots and commercial enterprises of all sorts. The odd thing about this gallery was that it consisted of many TV screens showcasing hundreds, if not thousands of images. The way of the future for galleries? I found it interesting but there is nothing quite like looking at original art from different angles, trying to figure out how the artist accomplished a certain technique, viewing the true colors, seeing the texture or just being in the presence of great art! Having said that, I'm all for seeing as much art as possible. It should be out there in the world via as many methods as possible so bravo to the team. Check out their article on Long Island City on their blog.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Addicted to Sketching

I try to get to sketch sessions at least one evening a week. I love drawing the human form and the wonderful thing about fast sketching is not quite knowing what I will end up with at the end of the evening. If I like one sketch, I consider it a good evening. I am my harshest critic of course! Regardless of the outcome though I do believe in training the eye to really see and even if I am not particularly pleased with my sketches, I find I have always learnt something. Here are two from last week. The top is a two minute sketch in black lead. I love this sketch and the shape conjured up by Chris, our model at Spring Studio. The bottom sketch is a twenty minute pose in graphite and ink wash.

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Another Sale, A New Collector

Another painting sale has put a spring in my step. As it was sold though a gallery, I did not get to meet my new collector. I hope he and his family (if he has one) enjoys it every day. I love to think of my paintings in homes and possibly passed down to the next generation and who knows after that!

Confluence, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36in (91.4 x 91.4cm)

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