Generally, if I am not blogging it is because I am fully engaged with my studio work and not stepping back to process and reflect. It is a good place to be creatively, but in the virtual world, it looks like I have dropped off the planet. In fact, I think my feedburner [...]
Kickin’ it old school…as in 15th century old school…
I now have my newest series of paintings and drawings on my website. These are works that are based in the botanical illustrations of the 16th and 17th centuries, but with a sexualized twist: certainly not suitable for all viewers, the Botanicae Amatorius are both erotic [...]
The completed portrait drawing of my son with the step-by-step process of applying gold leaf to a drawing on paper. [...]
The leaves are nearly finished: I thought the leaves/branches would only take me a few hours…I am a bit of a delusional optimist because it was more like 15 or 16 hours. Next I will finish some details on the leaves, work on the portrait a bit more, and then cover the entire white background [...]
One of the most important things that at an artist should not skimp on is to have good photographs/documentation of his or her artwork. I had photographs of my two most recent large scale drawings taken by a professional art photographer this week (Peter Jacobs Fine Art Imaging…for those in the NJ area, I recommend [...]
The tree drawing is technically finished and I will be taking it to the photographer tomorrow for a better image (as well as The Carrier). As soon as I have those files I will post the good images of both of those works here in the blog. Until then, the final steps of the tree [...]
The South Orange – Maplewood Studio Tour will be next Sunday, June 7th from 11 AM until 5 PM. This year there are about 75 participating artists and I will be showing some of my newest drawings at 1978 Maplewood Arts Center. If you are in the area, then stop by and go on the [...]
When I originally posted information about the materials that I use on my (old) myspace blog, it led to some interesting comments in an online art group thread about the materials that other artists use. I was amazed – yet not really surprised – at the passion that some artists have for their [...]
Because it’s about the paper not the pencils!
I am frequently asked questions about my drawing materials (what I use, how I use it), so this post is intended as an informative introduction to drawing media.
There are hundreds of papers, drawing pencils and associated drawing paraphernalia in the supply [...]