Thursday, February 26, 2015

Winter Freeze

I was in Mystic Seaport with Dalvero Academy this past weekend, and boy was it cold! But nothing stops us from drawing, especially when there is so much beauty that only freezing winter air and light can create.





Sunday, February 1, 2015

Day 4 of the 5 Day Art Challenge: illustrations for Alan Lightman's book "Einstein's Dreams"

I accepted the Facebook 5 Day Art Challenge nomination from my friend and artist Audrey Hawkins. Day 4 is a personal project I haven't shared before, as I work on it intermittently: illustrations for Alan Lightman's book "Einstein's Dreams". The book is a meditation on the nature of time, and every chapter asks a "what if..." question.

• 26 APRIL 1905
“At some time in the past, scientists discovered that time flows more slowly the farther from the center of earth.”
-Alan Lightman, "Einstein's Dreams"

• 8 MAY 905
“The world will end on 26 September 1907. Everyone knows it.”
-Alan Lightman, "Einstein's Dreams"

• 3 MAY 1905
“Consider a world in which cause and effect are erratic. Most people have learned to live in the moment. It is a world of impulse.”
-Alan Lightman, "Einstein's Dreams"

• 20 MAY 1905
“People have no memories. For it’s only habit and memory that dulls the physical passion. A world without memory is a world of the present..”-Alan Lightman, "Einstein's Dreams"

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Day 3 of the 5 Day Art Challenge: Painted Ceramic Plates

I accepted the Facebook 5 Day Art Challenge nomination from my friend and artist Audrey Hawkins. Here's my Day 3: painted ceramic plates. I sent these plates to Moscow recently, to our family's close friends. Hi, my dear Moscow friends, if you're reading this :)






Friday, January 30, 2015

Day 2: Facebook's 5 Day Art Challenge.

I accepted the Facebook 5 Day Art Challenge nomination from my friend and artist Audrey Hawkins. Here's my Day 2: Swans, thumbnails.






Thursday, January 29, 2015

Day 1: Facebook's 5 Day Art Challenge.

I accepted the Facebook 5 Day Art Challenge nomination from my friend and artist Audrey Hawkins. Here's my Day 1:  drawings of Indian dance performance by Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, seen at the MET a couple of weeks ago. Odissi is one of the oldest dance traditions in the world. The dancers were performing invocations of the Mother Goddess with her “elephantine gait, compassionate gaze and benevolence”. Accompanied by poetry reading, many beautiful metaphors came to life through the interpretive dance of two graceful, barefoot dancers.




Sunday, January 11, 2015

Life Drawing, Part 3




This is the 3rd and final installment of the figure drawing series from Dalvero Academy's winter 2015 session (here's Part 1 and Part 2). I find this David Hockney quote most appropriate: "Drawing is rather like playing chess: your mind races ahead of the moves that you eventually make." So true. Let's just add that this "game" has to end. I look forward to the next life drawing class: there's always so much more to do and to explore!
















Saturday, January 10, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy New Year! Life Drawing, Part 1


I'm starting the year right, with 3 full days of life drawing at Dalvero Academy. 



"It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character." -Camille Pissarro (1831 - 1903)