Tag Archives: nature

Drawing in public

I love drawing in public spaces: planes, trains, restaurants. I also draw in business meetings, especially those in which I need to sit through a presentation or lecture and listen to someone stroke their own ego. In a former day-job … Continue reading

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Fooling Around

Fooling around is good. Lately, I have been fooling around with crayons. After all, it is claimed by none other than Mr. Picasso that the more childlike you are, the better the work. Full disclosure is that the crayons are … Continue reading

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Drawing with pastels

My impression is that pastel painting is not very popular these days. I’ve even had conversations with art students who do not think that pastels are a legitimate medium or “for kids.” They had no idea that pastels have been … Continue reading

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It can pay to wait

The time between when I started this picture and when I finished it was years. I have been admonished for not finishing things. This picture is “guilty as charged.” But is procrastination always such a bad thing? I didn’t finish … Continue reading

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Recent Work: The Sparrow

One bird that we have around here is the sparrow. Or, at least we have a bird around here that I take to be a sparrow. They are a very social bird and tweet a lot in the early morning … Continue reading

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The Osprey

This is another from the series of drawings I am doing of real birds. I had mentioned that I am doing this series to a friend who has a small cabin in the middle of New Hampshire, north of Lake … Continue reading

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Recent Work: Finch #1

As I have written earlier, I began a new series of bird drawings based on images of actual birds taken from nature. However, just as the case for the imaginary birds that I draw, I am always mindful are the … Continue reading

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