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THE MODEL NAPPING - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT DRAWING

Such a relaxing pose for the model - she couldn't help nodding off - especially since there had been a couple of hard poses before...

SKETCHING AT THE BAR - ORIGINAL FIGURATIVE SK

Much fun even for a teetotaler like me. And folks there knew what I was up to and they didn't care. They were having a good time ringing...

 
 
 

THE MODEL IN A PRINT DRESS

Her pose was captivating to me - kind of nonchalant. And oh the dress - the print dress. I loved it! The drawing started with the gesture...

Della - original charcoal and pastel portrait

DELLA - ORIGINAL CHARCOAL AND PASTEL PORTRAIT

This drawing is one that I think will end up as a painting. Her solemn demeanor appealed to me so much - didn't have enough time to...

 
 
 
Flamenco 17 - original oil pastel drawing

FLAMENCO 17 - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL DRAWING

Here's a quick drawing that I loved doing on 12 x 9" Strathmore mixed media toned blue paper, using Sennelier oil pastels. Nothing...

Coral Kimono - original oil pastel portrait of a maiko

CORAL KIMONO - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT OF A MAIKO

I love painting maiko and geisha. Their culture and training fascinates me and I hope they don't fade away. This painting is on Strathmore...

 
 
 
Path to the Dune - original landscape oil painting

PATH TO THE DUNE - ORIGINAL LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING

Something totally different which I do from time to time. I painted this landscape on Gessobord, 6 x 8", with professional oil paints,...

Katie Looking Down - original charcoal and compressed pastel stick portrait drawing

KATIE LOOKING DOWN - ORIGINAL CHARCOAL AND COMPRESSED PASTEL STICK PORTRAIT DRAWING

This paper, a Strathmore 400 cool gray mixed media sheet, is one of my favorites. It is 100% recycled and contains kraft and bark fibers,...

 
 
 
Today's Drawing - figurative charcoal drawing

TODAY'S DRAWING - FIGURATIVE CHARCOAL DRAWING

This drawing of a guitar player - still in progress I want to emphasize - is an idea for a larger and more finished drawing, probably...

How I capture movement in figures - original oil pastel figurative drawing

HOW I CAPTURE MOVEMENT IN FIGURES - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL FIGURATIVE DRAWING

One of my very favorite artistic endeavors is capturing the energy of dancers. For jitterbug dancers I just turn on some rock 'n' roll...

 
 
 
Mrs. Kelly - An Amusement in Monotype - a reductive method monotype plate

MRS. KELLY - AN AMUSEMENT IN MONOTYPE - A REDUCTIVE METHOD MONOTYPE PLATE

I did this monotype plate on styrene - don't have the print anymore, but inked up the plate again and it's still hanging around. They're...

A Maiko in Pink and Green - original oil pastel portrait

A MAIKO IN PINK AND GREEN - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

My all time favorite combination - pink and green - Yum! IMHO you can't have one without the other. I'm continuing my obsession with...

 
 
 
Julie - original pastel portrait drawing

JULIE - ORIGINAL PASTEL PORTRAIT DRAWING

Every now and then I get the urge to get out my pastel pencils and do some drawing. I love them, especially my Caran d'Ache pencils,...

Bedtime Braid - original oil pastel portrait

BEDTIME BRAID - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

This 12 x 9" oil pastel was done on Strathmore black mixed media paper, which is great for oil pastel. I liked the casual - kind of...

 
 
 
Lissy on Red - acrylic and oil pastel portrait

LISSY ON RED - ACRYLIC AND OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

Something so much fun to paint - started with acrylic and finished with oil pastel. These two media work so well together. It's done...

Barrel Racer 11 - figurative oil rodeo painting

BARREL RACER 11 - FIGURATIVE OIL RODEO PAINTING

Here's a small and very quick rendition of a barrel racer from the Junction rodeo this past summer. It's done very loosely as preparation...

 
 
 
Blue Kimono - original pastel pencil portrait

BLUE KIMONO - ORIGINAL PASTEL PENCIL PORTRAIT

Pastel pencils are so wonderful to work with, especially for someone like me who really loves to draw. They also don't seem to have...

The Model Looking Down - original oil pastel drawing of a nude model

THE MODEL LOOKING DOWN - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL DRAWING OF A NUDE MODEL

My favorite subject - the nude model - and in this case, drawn on Judson's carton board - probably my all-time favorite for oil pastel....

 
 
 
Head of an Ancient Soldier - oil pastel on paper

HEAD OF AN ANCIENT SOLDIER - OIL PASTEL ON PAPER

Here's an oldie I don't even remember doing - not simply old age can't remember - just did this one such a long time ago. Apparently...

Sketch of the Model Zette - original oil pastel portrait sk

SKETCH OF THE MODEL ZETTE - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT SK

This quick portrait drawing is done with Caran d'Ache oil pastel over a dash of ochre acrylic - I especially liked Zette's expression...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

San Giacomo Apostolo Church and Parish Complex / Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

San Giacomo Apostolo Church and Parish Complex / Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

Ferrara, Province of Ferrara, Italy Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Marcela Grassi Photographs: Mattia Pedrazzi Photographs: Area: 1583.0 m2 Read more ...

Keep Taking the Tablets

Keep Taking the Tablets

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Fabrics in Interiors: Creative Possibilities as Architectural Elements

Fabrics in Interiors: Creative Possibilities as Architectural Elements

© Jun Garam Textile forms of habitation are far from new; in fact, humans have been using fabric to create shelter for thousands of years, becoming an archetypal form of... Read more ...

Back to the office, Henri Cartier-Bresson

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All the angles, Gil Rigoulet

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Going underground, Jack Sharp

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Donald's Pinata

Three gorgeous rough animation drawing by the great Fred Moore. In the 1944 film The Three Caballeros Donald Duck is about to find out about the tradition of how to handle a... Read more ...

1000 Trees / Heatherwick Studio

1000 Trees / Heatherwick Studio

Shanghai, China Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Justin Szeremeta Photographs: Qingyan Zhu Area: 315987.0 m2 Read more ...

Curators of 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale on the Future of the Built...

Curators of 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale on the Future of the Built Environment in Design and the City Podcast

There Are Walls That Want to Prowl Installation. Image Courtesy of reSITE In this two-part episode of Design and the City - a podcast on how to make cities more livable... Read more ...