October 29, 2009

Stylized Drawing

Lately, too much work and not enough time for my art. Having said that, sometimes work can be fun and interesting. I did this stylized drawing for an upcoming show at LCMT.... although they might not use it. That translates to: they won't use it. But, in the next couple of weeks I may be helping out with some set designs and doing some drawings for the backdrops. This should be interesting, as I have never been involved with any kind of theatre production.

October 25, 2009

The Golf Seaon Ends

Greenhills No. 18 (9.5" x 6.5" Ink and Graphite, on pastel paper)

The 18th hole at Greenhills, a long par 5 with a pond on the left and a creek on the right is a tough finishing hole. After a great summer of golfing, the season is finished for me. Usually that means more time for art, but this winter it means more work. Not in a bad way. I am looking forward to doing some administration work with the London Potters Guild. This is an impressive organization that has bought and renovated an historic building in east London. The London Potters Guild is located at the London Clay Art Centre, 664 Dundas Street, London. "The Guild provides a genuinely warm and friendly environment for classes, workshops and clay art production."

October 17, 2009

Gallery Painting Group Show and Sale

Just finishing the matting and framing of a couple of peices for Gallery Painting Group Annual Show next weekend. The summer came and went too quickly. Between work, golf, family and weather issues, I didn't attend as many paintouts as I would have liked. The GPG scheduled events have finished for the season, but I still plan to get out to work on location.

October 11, 2009

Available Models

I haven't been to The Arts Project for a figure drawing session since June. During the summer, firstly, I would rather be outside... golfing, drawing, whatever. Secondly, and I know figure drawing is always great practise, but I was getting bored with what I was doing there and how I was approaching the sessions. A break was needed.
Now I am missing the life drawing sessions. Thursday when I was in the mood to draw and had the time to draw, the only available models were my dogs. I spent a couple of hours sketching them. Was very challenging until they curled up to sleep. I am looking forward to next monday's session.
Mac, Ink, from my sketchbook

October 3, 2009

National Pines

National Pines No. 3 (6.5" x 9.5", Ink and Graphite)