Wednesday, July 27, 2011

• 60 portraits of recently married couples in New York. (BuzzFeed)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

On the Floor
pastel on paper
30.5 x 45.7 cm (12" x 18")

I'm not at all sure about this one.

Monday, July 25, 2011

• Samuel Clemens on Mark Twain. (The New Criterion)
• Myths about Jane Austen. (The New York Times)
oil on paper
22.9 x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")

This is the Whitemouth River at Whitemouth Falls, just before it joins the Winnipeg River.

Friday, July 22, 2011

• Lucian Freud died Wednesday. He was eighty-eight. (The New York Times) (BBC) (The Telegraph)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

digital image
11.4 x 8.9 cm (4.5" x 3.5")

This digital image is a black and white inverted version of a pencil sketch done from within the walls of the Castle of St. Peter (Bodrum Castle) in Bodrum, Turkey.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

• A witness to art and artists: Irving Sandler. (The Chronicle Review)
Stealing Rembrandts. (The Wall Street Journal)
11.4 x 8.9 cm (4.5" x 3.5")

This is a tiny sketch of one of The Three Shades by Rodin. This one stands alone beside a pool on the grounds of the Musée Rodin.

The drawing was rather hastily coloured in Photoshop.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Theo Jansen's Strandbeests

(When I was a kid I should have spent more time with my Meccano set.)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Nils Frahm: live at Union Chapel, May 2010.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Post No Bills: Winnipeg's Pop Up Art Gallery. (View On Canadian Art)
L. No. 3
ink and charcoal
35.6 x 27.9 cm (14" x 11")

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

• “Always give the bastards more credit than they deserve.” Richard Feynman's motto. (The New York Review of Books)
Santa Rosa
(Cruise ship leaving Haiti)

Artist: Carl G. Evers

Carl Evers (1907-2000) was a German born American illustrator who specialized in marine painting.

I've always loved Carl Evers' work, and not just because of his superb technique. I think it's because his paintings above all convey a love of both the sea and art, a combination which for me is irresistible.

Monday, July 11, 2011

• Prison and tennis. (
• There's always time to procrastinate. (The Guardian)
La Salle

oil on paper
20.3 x 30.5 cm (8" x 12")

This is the La Salle River at La Barrière Park south of Winnipeg.

The La Salle was presumably named after the French explorer, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

• An appraisal of Cy Twombly, who died Tuesday at the age of 83. (The New York Times)
• The sad state of India's vultures. (The Virginia Quarterly Review)
• The other woman. (The Smart Set)
11.4 x 8.9 cm (4.5" x 3.5")

This is a drawing of a bust on a headstone in Montparnasse cemetery in Paris.

The colour was added digitally.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

• In praise of infidelity. (The New York Times)
• China, the United States, and war. (The National Interest)
Sturgeon Creek
oil on canvas
15.2 x 30.5 cm (6" x 12")

For those who know Winnipeg, this is Sturgeon Creek between Saskatchewan Ave. and the Perimeter Highway.

Friday, July 01, 2011

• Virginia Woolf's late essays. (The Times)
• The problems of being a Weiner. (The New York Times)
Will Crystal Bridges Become the Walmart of American Art Museums?(big think)
Black Sofa
charcoal and pastel
30.5 x 45.7 cm (12" x 18")