Impressions of Nature

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." Aristotle

Category: Drawings

The Art of Teaching

The USA Visual Arts Faculty is exhibiting work at the Eastern Shore Arts Center in Fairhope, AL for the month of April. I have one piece in the show! I just got back from the First Friday Art Walk and we had a great turnout. Everyone’s work looks wonderful and it is definitely worth seeing, if I do say so myself. If you happen to be over there, stop by and check it out. The work comes down on April 25 so you have plenty of time! You can make a day of it and walk down to Page and Palette and get lunch at Panini Pete’s (my new favorite lunch place)! USA-slider-APR15

Art Appreciation

A student from my Art Appreciation class just gave me this work that she made for me! Its full of found objects and fixed to an old High Lights Book. I love it! What a great day!

8 1/2" x 11" mixed media

8 1/2″ x 11″ mixed media

Pieces of Sand

Sand 15" x 23" Watercolor on 400lb Coldpress Paper

Sand 15″ x 23″ Watercolor on 400lb Coldpress Paper

This is a watercolor portrait of my daughter that I just finished! I’ve been working on it for a couple months. My goal in this piece is to capture the sensory experience of discovering sand for the first time. I plan to document several of her “first discoveries” through watercolor. I’m playing with the idea of contrasting lost and found edges to convey the idea of ephemeral memories.

 

Great Quote from Kurt Vonnegut!

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Fun Night of Figure Drawing

These are two 25 minute drawings from last night’s figure drawing group. It is good to be back. ;)
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Blue Eyed Beauty

I just finished this portrait of Lena. It was so much fun working with those eyes! ;)

Lena, 22" x 30" Watercolor on Paper

Lena, 22″ x 30″ Watercolor on Paper

Two Best Friends

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Watercolor Portrait

I just finished this adorable portrait of Jack. I can’t wait to mail it out to his Mama! On to the next!

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Jack, 15″ x 22″, watercolor on 300lb paper

Back in the Swing of Things

Its been tough to concentrate on anything (much less art related) with a new baby. Now that my little one has started taking longer naps, I feel like I can get something accomplished. She still naps for 30 minutes but every now and then I get an hour or two. I am hoping that this time its “an hour or two” so I can put some more layers on this little guy.

I started this watercolor about a year ago as a demo for a watercolor course that I was teaching. This is an 18″ x 24″ portrait of my god son. I hope to finish it soon so I can ship it out to his Mama. I will post the finished work when its complete. Hopefully sooner rather than later. ;) Jack

Drawing Class

I am going to offer a Drawing Class out of my home studio this Fall 2014, for ages 11 – 15 years. The workshop will consist of 16 classes (Wednesdays) from August 27 – December 17. We will meet from 3:30-5:30 pm. Students will explore still life and portraiture through various drawing techniques, using graphite as the medium.

It looks like I’m going to have at least 2 students (thus far) and I would like to have a group of 5-7. If you know of any kiddos in the Mobile, AL area…please share information regarding this workshop! I am going to create a page on my blog with more information. Thank you!

Below, is a quick graphite drawing (a mix of chiaroscuro, contour line and gesture) that I did for a Portrait Project, in Richmond, VA. It had to be 6″x9″ in size. It was a tiny portrait. Ha!

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