Thursday, March 31, 2011

• You have to blame someone. (spiked)
• A big idea. (The New York Magazine)
Untitled No. 10
22.9 x 30.5 cm (9" x 10")

This is for all you fans of the night.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

• Photos from Libya. (Cesuralab) (@ C-Monster)
• The decline of the highbrow and its' effect on the arts. (Miller-McCune)

Yellow Jacket

35.6 x 22.9 cm (14" x 9")

Another quickie. That might even be me, and it's still winter here.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

• In praise of idleness. (Lapham's Quarterly)
• The duty of happiness. Or, "Don't worry, be happier." (City Journal)
• Dispensing free love, free: H.G. Wells. (The Guardian)
Night Study
21.6 x 29.7 cm (8.5" x 11.7")

This is an imaginary night study. It was done pretty quickly.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

'Gotta Move' from Color Me Barbra: This why we love and hate Barbra Streisand. I think that is was shot in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (via C-Monster)

Front Steps

30.5 x 22.9 cm (12" x 9")

This is the view from the front of our house, looking down to the sidewalk and front street.

A 10 minute painting.

Monday, March 21, 2011

• Modigliani never drank. (Slate)
• Leo Steinberg. (The New York Times)
• More Montaigne. (The New York Times)

Figure with a Palette

50.8 x 19.3 cm (20" x 7.6")

This is a twenty minute painting of me painting me.

The shadow of the palette is more apparent than the palette itself.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Rothko's Window

oil on paper
26 x 18 cm (10" x 7")

I've been channeling Mark Rothko again.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Duck by the Window
23.6 x 40.6 cm (9.3" x 16")

Another twenty minute painting.

There's a blurred green area above the duck's back. It's actually supposed to be part of the duck's back. The wood is stained green there. In my rush to do the painting, it ended up looking more like a shadow than part of the duck.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dancers After Moses Soyer
27.9 x 37.1 cm (11" x 14.6")

A twenty minute copy of a Moses Soyer painting.

Monday, March 14, 2011

• Sucking up to power. (The Chronicle)

Nude After Moses Soyer

26.7 x 20.3 cm (10.5" x 8")

A ten minute copy of a Moses Soyer nude.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Green Blouse

35.6 x 27.9 cm (14" x 11")

This is what you get for twenty minutes worth of work.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

It's been a busy couple of weeks. I've had little time to blog. I'm hoping that things will ease up a bit.

Japanese Character

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

I assume that's a Japanese character on the model's back. (By the way the character is poorly drawn. Somehow it should conform more to the contours of the back, and, as a result, be a little distorted.)

One thing that I like about the drawing is that you can still see the lines that were use to set up the drawing. It seems to me that those set lines are critical in determining the proportions in a drawing.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

• No public orgies allowed in Moscow. (The Independent)
• Caravaggio's police file. (BBC News) (via C-Monster)
• Extended adolescence. (The Wall Street Journal)

Yellow Pose

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

This looks a bit like someone posing at a bodybuilding contest. It's actually a drawing of a small plaster cast which I keep around the studio.