Saturday, December 31, 2011


 Whenever I'm outside these days, my eyes have been drawn to the ground. Winter hasn't really kicked in (I wonder if it will at all this year), the soil is damp and rich and almost always in shadow. I suspect that there's a lot going on down in there. Busy life, growing, expanding out, pushing up through the cracks in the pavement, consuming and expelling, roiling under us. Even in this dormant time.

I feel way more light-hearted than that sounds ... this isn't my favorite time of year, but I like the idea of a living, breathing Earth, taking care of itself, getting ready for spring.

All these drawings are from my current sketchbook, measuring about 7 inches square. Pencil, paraffin, china marker and oil crayon on paper.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Drawing with my fingers

Ooooooh Hal gave me a Kindle Fire for my birthday. I've been playing with a cool drawing app...
Bothe easy and complicated.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Monster drawing rally

It was great fun, a big crowd milling around and good art... what a blast to see so much art being made so deliberately, so fast, with so much good energy.
Image 1: Here's my drawing. Yet another battle scene (see Nov. 2 post: Small Worlds ). That hour went by quick.
Image 2: Here I'm making it (that's Heather Bryant working on  her small green creatures to my left).
Image 3: And there's Hal with E.A. Poe (and a problem with his brain).
Image 4: Crowd shot for context.

Most of these photos by Casey Gwinn (Thanks, Casey!).

Friday, December 9, 2011

Practice practice

Second annual Monster Drawing Rally at 1708 in Richmond is tomorrow, well, today I guess. Hal and I will be there from 3-4pm.
It's late Friday (early, I mean, Saturday) and I'm home from work and figuring out what I might draw while I'm there. We each (70 some artists) get an hour to produce work that then gets sold to benefit the gallery. We did it last year and it was very cool.
See you there.