•March 30, 2014 • Leave a Comment
We went up to the Met to see ‘The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’ , Ugolino and His Sons is one pieces in the permanent collection, and it was really wonderful to see the development through maquettes. His painting are also eye-opening, as is most of the exhibition. While we were there, we went over to the Japanese section where they are showing seasonal paintings. Here is my favorite, by Tani Bunchō. He painted it 7 days after seeing the scene on the night of mid-autumn of 1817.
Here are some quick poses I did during March, that while not masterpieces, were striking in the dynamics of the poses the models took.
1 minute poses by Whitney
Two minute pose by Boris, he was using a pole but it looks like he is swimming. An incredibly hard pose, even for 2 minutes!
and finally a 5 minute pose that reminded me of Tiepolo
•February 27, 2014 • Leave a Comment
•February 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment
After trudging through the ice and slush on Saturday, we dropped by the Met, and found Spring in the form of a Byzantine tapestry from Panopolis,
then to melancholy, with a beautiful ink drawing by Charles de La Traverse
and back to joy with a litho by Edvard Munch. A complete story, across centuries and cultures, encapsulated within a space of a few feet!.
To top it off, the “Ink” show is really superb, and gave me a new perspectiveve on Chinese modern art. As a bonus on Sunday, I saw a robin, one of the harbingers of the impending arrival of spring.
•December 31, 2013 • 1 Comment
I had one more session drawing, this time with Claudia, of Museworthy fame. These are mostly with a mirror, and short 5-10 minutes. Having the mirror creates more complexity to the image and I am still working on the relationship in the drawings.
Its always a joy to work with such a wonderful model and I am looking forward to more.
5 minutes on newsprint
10 minutes on charcoal paper
Not sure how to describe this pose, 5 minutes on newsprint
•December 30, 2013 • 1 Comment
Here is what may be the last drawings that I post this year, done in December. I spent a whole session at Spring Studio forcing myself to draw with my left hand. Its quite a task to switch and I definitely don’t have the hand-eye coordination in my left hand as I do with my right. It does produce much less intellectual drawing.
This is Betty, done left-handed in a 20 minute pose.
Another left-handed drawing, this time 10 minutes
Kuan, with a mirror, right-handed drawing
•December 1, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Still working on ceramics at Chambers Pottery. Here are 2 examples of a closed form, inspired in part by the exhibition of Ken Price’s work at the Met . The closed form is interesting, internal space and external being completely separate until an additional negative space is created to link them. Without the holes, the existence of the internal space is only a conceptual idea. These 2 are approximately 4 inches in diameter.
The recent visit of Comet ISON inspired the naming.
•November 27, 2013 • Leave a Comment
At Spring Studio, around Thanksgiving, Minerva Durham likes to give lessons comparing the anatomy of humans and birds. One of the exercises is to draw the model as a bird. Its interesting to try to change the proportions and poses to fit a avian anatomy.
Here are some 2 minute poses.