Sunday, January 24, 2010

some schiele

Not much to say in terms of my own artistic progress today, however, I wanted to share some figure drawings by Egon Schiele. As master of the figure, Schiele's use of the line has always made me hyper.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

again with the nudes

Tonight's Artlink drawing session totally schooled me, however, I will post for the sake of accountability. :)

I couldn't draw the lady's face because she was looking directly at me in every pose and each time I tried to draw her head her eyes were fluttering around like she wasn't trying to make eye contact with me and it freaked me out. So. No faces.

I really liked the pose below. I wish I would have had more time to work on it. The leg on the right was really great. However, I didn't have quite enough time to finish it.

And, more with the feet.

A couple pieces for the show at Old Crown for Haiti Aid. In the same style as the Orchard Gallery boxes. I am really tiring of this style, but the masses keep demanding it and I, being the machine, keep producing it.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Drawing from last night's Artlink session. xoxoxo

Monday, January 11, 2010

Pickin up

Things have picked up a bit since my last post. Not quite the Negative Nancy I was. :)

Here is the start of a self-portrait. I sanded and painted over a triptych I did shortly after Ezra was born that have been hanging around. I really loved the pieces, but it was time for them to go. To be reborn.

And, I scrapped the boxes I did first for the Artful Box at Orchard Gallery. This is my newest creation and all the boxes will follow suit in this style. I got the idea to paint watercolor over collage from Oliver Jeffers, he's a childrens book illustrator. While this is not a new idea, I liked the way he worked it and it caught me. I randomly saw one of his books at Ezra's day care when I was picking him up the other day.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Winter Blahs

I don't recall ever getting winter depression. However, I fear I have fallen victim to it this season. The days are too short. Today, when I stepped outside my door I felt myself recoil and get instantly pissed off. Yuck. This too shall pass.

My succulent cuttings seem to have no problem with the winter. Here they are in all their glory, the survivors, anyhow. A customer at the Firefly works for the Botanical Conservatory and brought me a bunch of random leaflets. About 1/2 of them (shown here) have rooted. Hooray!

A random photo of some old stencils. Since I haven't blogged in so damned long, here's a little extra for you rascals who read this shit. :)

Below are a couple shots of a painting I've been working on for Jean. I really loved the way the oil looked next to the ink under-drawing.

I've been invited to participate in the Orchard Gallery's "The Artful Box" in March. Below is the third box I've started. The first two are being scrapped and can be seen in the background. I've got this crazy thing in my head about brown and complimenting it with pink, teal, orange, yellow, etc. So far it hasn't worked out so well. The first two were done in oil and the medium did not look very good on the boxes. The third is watercolor. I can dig it so far.

And last, but certainly not least, are some sketches from tonight's drawing session at Artlink. I am really happy with the hands below. Hands are a bitch to draw! So, for one of the sessions I focused only on the hands and feet. This pose was perfect because the model was bent over with his hands above his feet. Time ran out just as I was getting to the feet. This sketch turned out pretty well.

Ah, ran out of time for the penis. Dang. That's a pretty nice leg, though.