From: The New York Times The Opinion Pages | OP-ED COLUMNIST When Beauty Strikes JANUARY 15, 2016 David Brooks Across the street from my apartment building in Washington there’s a gigantic supermarket and a CVS. Above the supermarket there had been a large empty space with floor-to-ceiling windows. The space was recently taken by a […]
Some links to articles about drawing : “On The Importance of Drawing” Whenever something looks interesting or beautiful, there’s a natural impulse to want to capture and preserve it – which means, in this day and age, that we’re likely to reach for our phones to take a picture. Lovely article about drawing and […]
Some paintings by people I feel lucky to know, and who I think are original and talented painters. Enjoy!
from: Cabinet Magazine The Invention of Clumsiness Alexi Worth One afternoon in May of 1853, the painter Eugène Delacroix went for a walk in the forest with two old friends. As they walked, the three men returned to topics they had discussed before: questions of spontaneity, how finished pictures are “always somewhat spoiled” compared to […]
Why should art students learn to draw from life? My students; photography majors, graphic design majors and even illustration and studio majors do not readily understand why learning to draw accurately from life has significance for them. The answer to that question is complex, and I want to explore it more fully, but first, perhaps we […]