Sunday, February 2, 2014

Drawing: Sketchbook Highlights

While for me, as an artist, a painting will reveal itself gradually over time, however, my drawings develop very rapidly.  My studio practice is balanced with both.  During the past six months I have filled three sketchbooks with over a hundred drawings.  Below are thirty "highlights" from my sketchbooks.  The drawings are all marker and ink on paper.  The size range from 9" x 12" to 11" x 14."  Some of the drawings are studies for long term works and others are complete works in and of themselves.  The works have been completed through direct observation working plein air when outdoors, or from a still life or live model in the studio.  Most of the works are straight forward perceptual recordings, and some of the drawings are developed into a more imaginative and conceptual direction.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Many More Minnie

It might be February and cold, but Persephone is ready for spring.  Minnie Mouse as Persephone, that is.

Persephone is Minnie, sketchbook drawing, marker on Bristol paper, 11" x 14"

All dreams come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

- Walt Disney