Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I might be heading back to Washington DC again this winter with the Dalvero Academy. It's a great place to research and fill your blank inspiration board with some new projects. Last year during this session I completed these stamps I designed for the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. These stamps represent and symbolize the importance of having a message of peace and hope in America. During the civil war women made quilts sewing inscriptions against slavery and the separating of families. These quilts were a way for women in the North to have a voice against slavery and a platform to speak their ideas of hope and peace in America.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Again I caught the travel bug! As I'm planning my trip to Ireland and Amsterdam in a few weeks I thought I would post some of these on location sketches I did a few years back in Prague. I'm really looking forward to doing a lot more reportage drawings on my upcoming travels.
Here's a sketch from my Fall life drawing class. Capturing the moment, the mood, and the personality of the model is the most fun part. I feel this quote by Henri Matisse explains it all.
"Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence"
Monday, October 22, 2012
I'm very excited to start this Fall with my new blog and website coming soon! I'm excited to share one of my new illustrations from a reportage I did last year. This drawing is of the Charles W. Morgan whaling ship at the Mystic Seaport in Mystic CT. It was a cold February day but I still managed to tough it out through the freezing rain to get a few great drawings done. You can view this drawing on exhibit at the Mystic Seaport Museum. See some beautiful art by the Dalvero Academy artists in the Restoring a Past, Charting a Future: An Artistic Discovery of America's Whaling Legacy