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No Nudes Is Bad News

Every now and again I read a comment or have a conversation about “life-drawing,” that is drawing or painting a posing model. It’s mostly about the model posing with no clothes on. The comments range from “woo, woo” to starching … Continue reading

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Nude With Pillows Properly Placed

Nudes always get a reaction, one way or another. The most vociferous come from those who find them offensive or politically incorrect. That’s usually the case when a female figure is involved. From what I gather, the complaints come from … Continue reading

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Do the work: a new collage

In early June, I posted a collage of four drawings from a series that I started when, in the midst of setting up a new studio, I caught in mid-air two sticks of compressed charcoal that were falling off a … Continue reading

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Following a path to somewhere

This is what happens when I start down a path. As an antidote to some highly detailed rendering and data analysis to a very practical end, I got up from the computer and did a gestural abstraction in the old … Continue reading

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Knowing when to stop

As we stood in front of a large Kandinsky at the beginning of MoMA’s “Inventing Abstraction, 1910 – 1925 show, a pal of mine said that he could not figure out how Kandinsky knew when a picture was finished. It … Continue reading

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Playing around

While I do serious work (that is, when I am doing what I am supposed to be doing), I need distraction. Otherwise, I get fidgety. So, I stop now and then and do something else, like odd little drawings on … Continue reading

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