Is this the end or not? What ‘s going on anymore? Does anything make sense? Is it really the fall or the landing that kills you? It’s been another month in studio.
‘Busy’ is such a dumb non-descriptive term. It hits the perfect note of bland non-response as a general ‘good’ or ‘fine’ that you pawn off on anybody you’d never like to have an actual conversation with. One thing I try to drill into my students is that when they are looking at their drawing or…
After a month of adjusting back from a long trip, it was good to turn the heat up in studio. I started in on a few fresh batches of paintings, and half-jokingly started telling students I wanted to paint 28 paintings in 28 days.
It’s always fun returning to studio after a long layaway. Refreshed, with my mind teeming with infinite possibilities, I’m ready for the new year. So more writing, more painting, and more showing! Of course, there’s a bunch of logistical hurdles to jump first, but here goes…
It’s kind of fitting filling the last pages of my sketchbook comes as the last days of the year are upon us. I’ve been working on some quick ink sketches, still modeling compositions and themes using values and boat imagery. With my sketchbook and mind full, January should be a productive month.
While I can’t guarantee this will be the last post I post before figuring out something to post in December, I know that there’s a bunch of stuff happening in my head, sketchbook, and a very real plot to make a bunch of shows happen in 2022 if we’re all still around by then.
With the year hurtling towards its inevitable conclusion, things always get busy in studio. As October started, I was fresh off finishing my mural and thoughts turned to making a series of simple ink drawings. Of course, nothing ever really comes easy. If there’s a way to make something difficult, I can do it!
After months of a bored, uninspired ennui, I finally found a gear to start to get some work done in studio. Lots of sketching, plotting and writing are leading up to a big year end finish.
Things are beginning to turn the corner and art production, while only existing in the deep past, seems to be building towards happening again soon. Writing, sketching and a mural make up the bunch of my workload this month.
July began with a visit from a good friend and his son and ended with a visit from family. It was nice to have people around, but being a good host during a pandemic is a tough task. I traveled through more of the city than I have in almost two years. I also caught…