Friday, September 26, 2008

September 25 2008- figure drawing at Hopper House

Another session, this time with model Nick. I needed the practice, always, and like a good stretch and run, you feel so good afterwards. The venue is lovely and one of my favorites, Mariet, came to draw.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The latest in Guantanamo

Pre-trial hearings of the 9/11 conspirators have been going on this week at Guantanamo Bay. I was almost sent, but the media felt that what I had sketched in June was enough to carry the story- which continues to fascinate, but has been buried by economy/election stories, etc.
Read and see more about it here:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Columbus landing spot in Guantanamo Bay

Here's the spot where Columbus landed, hoping to find Gold in 1494. They only stayed a day, then moved on. I took this
photo in June 2008. Enjoy!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Columbus cover

Whew! I just finished this cover for Worldwatch Institute. It's based on a classic Durer engraving but with a spin; Columbus has ridden into North America with compadres War, Religion, and Death. We celebrate his arrival, but the truth is much less pretty than we perhaps care to believe. I enjoy having Columbus Day off and celebrating Thanksgiving, but have felt bothered by the glossing over of this event. I am one-quarter Pueblo so there is a personal attachment to the truth as well. Anyhow, this was done digitally in Photoshop with layers over a sketch. Line by line by line..
in my next posting I will attach a photo I took in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba this July, of a point where Columbus had landed there too- a nice point marker denoted the spot.

Friday, September 12, 2008

More figurative work

Last night we had a rough start, with lost keys and several interruptions- yet it was still a very successful drawing session.
I wanted to push and exaggerate, play it up, and could have gone way farther with it. Oh well, had a good time anyway, and loved the variety that was coming out from a great turnout of artists.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Nomenus Quarterly

In the latest issue of Nomenus Quarterly, I have some of my Guantanamo Bay artwork featured.
It's an impressive publication, and I encourage you to view the archived issues as well.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Latest figure drawing, Hopper House

It took awhile to warm up. Drawing is truly an exercise- stretching, loosening, and reaching that fluid place where you find the line (or lines- sometimes the mistakes are just as beautiful). The model, Angel, was a pleasure to draw.