Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lecture Doodles




From the lectures at Cambridge Adult Center. While the lecturers read, demonstrated and sang, I doodled them.




Thursday, October 22, 2009

My favorite doodle

I make a doodle of this lady all the time, but can't seem to make an art piece around her.

Idea for a cartoon

Here I'm trying to be a cartoonist

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I Love Ludwig




Not only is "Madeline" a wonderful children's book, the author was a wonderful painter.
He was brought up in the hotel service world and even owned a small restaurant for a while.
At one time he was going to collaborate on a children's book with Jacqueline Onassis. Alas, it never came to be.

Here are a few of my sketchbook paintings in the style of Ludwig Bemelmans.







Saturday, September 26, 2009

Three Surrealists

Here are three Surrealists whose work I love:

Remedios Varo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remedios_Varo

Dorothea Tanning
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Tanning

Leonora Carrington
http://www.carringtonleo.5u.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonora_Carrington

Carrington and Tanning are the last of the old Surrealists, and are still alive in their nineties.

They are both tied to Max Ernst; Carrington was his lover and Tanning was his wife.

Give them a try, especially Varos, who is amazing.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Big lady with martini

Magic markers in sketch book

Singer in markers

Sketch in markers

The Bar Scene

The bar life in pen and ink...just a doodle

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Studio

I'm having a little trouble getting image and text together. The studio below originally was a drawing of Frank Auerbach's studio in London and I liked it so much I changed it around and made it My Place in my head. I figured that a sink would be to the right of the fridg and shelves, with a bathroom in back, off the hall. The rest of the room would have easels, bookcases and space to throw paint around. These are fun pretend games I do all the time.

Studio

Wednesday, August 26, 2009