Monthly Archives: May 2012

Durer’s Rhino Revised

In 1517, Mr. Albrecht Durer made a woodcut of a rhinoceros.  He had never seen one but worked from sketches and descriptions of travelers to Lisbon where one had been on display. Until that time, the rhinoceros (which hadn’t been seen … Continue reading

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The Diner Bird

I am one of those people who think that, if you are an artist, it is OK to draw anywhere.  This probably comes from when I was a kid and was admonished not to doodle in class or at social … Continue reading

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The Blue Smock

About a week after I began working on this painting (which, by the way, is based on a preliminary sketch completed a year or so ago), I came across a similar painting by Mark Rothko in the Brooklyn Museum.  It was one … Continue reading

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Relationship #04

“Good artists copy.  Great artists steal.”  Picasso is reported to have said this.  Making art is a constant dialogue between what has gone before and what is going on now. In varying degrees, we all steal from one another and … Continue reading

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Bird – Hot off the press

Last time I posted, it was a bird that I had drawn some time back.  This one is brand new.  That said, I could easily have done it years ago.  I found a couple dated 1980. I keep it fresh … Continue reading

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Mythic Bird From 2008

Did I mention that I have been doing mythic birds of one sort or another for years?  And, I mean years.  Well this is another.  And, it is one that I unearthed from 2008.  I know that it is from … Continue reading

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