Monday, February 28, 2011

Simple Self-Portrait

35.4 x 27.9 cm (14" x 11")

Scary. Do I look like this?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

O Fortuna (Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi) from Carmina Burana: Carl Orff, 1936. Directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, 1975.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

• No nudes, please. At least none for Facebook. (The New York Times) (via C-Monster)
Clapping Music: Steve Reich, 2010. Good luck in getting through this. You'd think Angie Dickinson would have got tired after awhile.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

• Photographers protest in the Musée d'Orsay. (ARTINFO)


10.9 x 12.7 cm (4.3" x 5")

Don't ask.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

• Verbal chaos reigns. (City Journal)
• Facebook and the new dark age. (wired)
• Meaning is irrelevant. (The New York Review of Books)
Strange Bottle
oil on paper
30.5 x 45.7 cm (12" x 18")

Forget the strange bottle, it's the model's legs which look odd to me, despite checking a number of times while I was drawing. Did I get them right? I can't tell.

Monday, February 21, 2011

15.2 x 20.3 cm (6" x 8")

Friday, February 18, 2011

• The worst commercial gallery websites. (Art Fag City) (via C-Monster)
• One of my favourite places, Gary, Indiana. (arch daily) (via C-Monster)


ink, charcoal, and conté
35.6 x 27.9 cm (14" x 11")

Nothing special.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

• Garry Kasparov with some thoughts on Bobby Fischer. (The New York Review of Books)
• Language and the misunderstanding of Fowler's A Dictionary of Modern English Usage. (The New Criterion)

Brown and White Man

graphite, ink, charcoal, and conté
35.6 x 27.9 cm (14" x 11")

Strange hair.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

• Egyptian protest helmets. (SpiegelOnLine) (via C-Monster)
• Japanese snow monsters. (pinktentacle) (via C-Monster)
27.9 x 35.6 cm (11" x 14")

I'm not sure if it's evident from this frontal view but the model was definitely slouched in the chair.

Monday, February 14, 2011

• Self-discovery, not self-display: Michel de Montaigne. (The American Interest)
• A history of mistresses. (The Times)


16.3 x 11.2 cm (6.4" x 4.4")

Thursday, February 10, 2011

• For social notes of Winnipeg check Katrina Caudle's Praerie City.
• Stan Kenton's buttoned down look was deceptive. (The Wall Street Journal)

Leg Forward

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

I'm not sure of the anatomy in this drawing. It looks more than a little confused.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

• Avoiding J.D. Salinger. (Slate)
• There's nothing random about a lottery. Which means, of course, that ... (Wired)


ink and charcoal
35.6 x 27.9 cm (14" x 11")

Nothing special about this drawing except that it makes the model look very short (which, by the way, she was).

Friday, February 04, 2011

The blogging has been a little slow this week because of a project I'm involved in. Hopefully by the middle of next week things will be back to normal.

Cadmium Red

ink, charcoal, and pastel
30.5 x 22.9 cm (12" x 9")

The colour may seem too intense, but the night this drawing was done the model was surrounded with parabolic heaters, and he was, at least in parts, turning a very bright orange.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

• Sumo scandal in Japan. (FoxSports)

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

• Disaster porn. (The New Republic)

Yoga Pose
ink and pastel
30.5 x 22.9 cm (12" x 9")

It looks like the model was sitting in a dent in floor. Her legs seem to be going uphill.