Thursday, September 30, 2010

• Urban Intellectual Fodder, otherwise known as Urban Intellectual Art. (3 Quarks Daily)
• Can the appreciation of honour change the world? (Slate)


ink and gouache
45.7 x 30.5 (18" x 12")

I don't find this drawing too exciting. Maybe I've done too many similar drawings.

With his hand over his eyes the model looked, either in despair, or, like he might have had a headache.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

• The Man Who Never Was: Todd Marinovich, artist and former football star. (Esquire) ( (wikipedia)
• Getting paid in the art world. (The Art Newspaper)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

• Mohawks and Canada's Big Tobacco. (The National Post)
• The overcontrolling parent. (The New Republic)


40.6 x 27.9 cm (16" x 11")

Are 'fros (Afros) still in style? They are, at least with this model.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Circle of Fifths : For The Longest Time

There's something to like about this music.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

• More than you ever wanted to know about golf. (Slate)
• Don't paint outdoors in New York. (Hyperallergic)
Orange and Green Girl
ink and gouache
30.5 x 45.7 cm (12" x 18")

This one I like.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

• Dien Bien Phu. (WeeklyStandard)
• Rethinking the university. (The American Spectator)

Turban 2

ink and gouache
38.1 x 27.9 cm (15" x 11")

It might look like the model is wearing a turban, but it's just her hair, painted in a quick if lax way.

Monday, September 20, 2010

• The man who invented modern art. (The Telegraph)
• In praise of memorization. (The New York Times)
30.5 x 45.7 cm (12" x 18")

This was done very quickly. Or can you tell?

Friday, September 17, 2010

• Chinese science cops. (New Humanist)
• In Greece it's important to blame everyone but yourself. (Vanity Fair)
30.5 x 45.7 cm (12" x 18")

There are a couple of problems with the perspective in this drawing. I may or may not correct them.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

• A history of beauty. (Powell's Books)
• Graham Greene's Travels with Barbara Greene. (The Telegraph)
• Ivan Eyre donates work to the McMichael Gallery. (CBC News)

Portrait of K.

ink and gouache
27.9 x 30.5 cm (11" x 12")

K. looks quite severe here. Somehow I managed to age her about thirty years. I'm hoping she'll forgive me.

Monday, September 13, 2010

I've just finished a recent job. I'll be back with regular posts tomorrow.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

I'm still tied up with work and will be for another week. For now I'll leave you with a wonderful painting by one of my favourite artists, Jean Dubuffet.

Campagne heureuse

Artist: Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985)