Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Guitarist 2
graphite, ink, and pastel
14" x 18" (35.6 x 45.6 cm)

Josh can play and he knows the blues.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Trees and Roofs

4.5" x 3.5" (11.4 x 8.9 cm)

A confusing little drawing. If you search you can find two roofs, part of a window, and a bunch of trees.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

I was travelling last week and unable to get to a computer, which is why there were no posts. I'll have some drawings from my trip later in the week.
graphite, ink, and pastel
14" x 18" (35.6 x 45.7 cm)

The ghost of Robert Johnson beware.
Another blues man is on his way.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Two-Toned Hair
graphite, ink, and oil pastel
12" x 18" (30.5 x 45.7 cm)

I can't remember exactly what was going on with this model's hair, but I do remember that she usually had coloured highlights in otherwise jet black hair. (I'm not quite sure what she was sitting on.)

Friday, October 20, 2006

graphite, ink, charcoal, and conté
10.6" x 18" (26.9 x 45.7 cm)

The model has a great hip. What can I say?

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Flamenco Dancer
graphite, charcoal, and pastel
12" x 18" (30.5 x 45.7 cm)

The composition is stolen from Degas, who often liked to put his subject off to one side.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Man with a Beard
11" x 8.5" (27.9 x 21.5 cm)

The model makes a living as a seasonal worker in British Columbia, picking fruit and planting trees.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

For anyone interested in Lucien Freud there's an interview with him at the Telegraph online. (Thanks to Joerg Colberg at Conscientious for mentioning this.)

Below is an example of Freud's work.
Girl with closed eyes
oil on canvas
18.1" x 23.1" (45.9 x 58.7 cm)

Lucien Freud. 1986/87. Private collection.

Friday, October 13, 2006

graphite, ink, charcoal, and pastel
11" x 8.5" (27.9 x 21.5 cm)

Jesse Ventura in disguise?

D., aside from being a model, is a writer and entrepreneur, currently involved in tire recycling.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Take a look at a new art link: alec soth - blog. It's an excellent blog of photography and comment.


inkjet print
9.2 x 8.1" (23.3 x 20.6 cm)

This image is based on one of Winslow Homer's Florida watercolours, The Shell Heap, painted in 1904.

A reproduction of The Shell Heap is posted below.

The Shell Heap

19.7" x 14" (50 x 35.5 cm)

Winslow Homer (1836-1910). The Brooklyn Museum.

Homer produced many extraordinary watercolours in Florida and the Caribbean. They rank among the great masterpieces of art.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Untitled 3
ink monoprint
5.4" x 6.2" (13.7 x 15.7 cm)

Another monoprint of the same image as Saturday's post.

The prints were taken from separate drawings of the same subject. The drawings were done with brush and ink on paper, and the prints were hand pressed on damp paper.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Untitled 2
ink monoprint
6.3" x 6.5" (16.1 x 16.4 cm)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Kitchen Sceneink
7.9" x 5.5" (20.2 x 14.0 cm)

Part of the attraction of this drawing for me is its confusion. It's difficult to tell what's what.

The back of the drawing is marked North Forks Hostel.
I don't remember where this is, but I'm sure that if I think hard or do a little research I'll come up with the answer.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Man With Folded Arms
8.6" x 8.4" (21.9 x 21.5 cm)

Not a pretty painting, but not a timid painting either.