Friday, November 30, 2007


Watercolor on Paper

This little watercolor is from 1999. Of all the work I was doing at that time, I think it's held up well over time. I took a long time painting it, and eventually sold it at a VCU Student Art Sale.
Sometimes I miss the past.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Fed By Ravens

Elijah in the Wilderness
Hand Drawn Digital

For quite while, I have not been posting as often as I would like to be. The delay has been a result of both technical difficulties and a busy schedule. Since September I have been enrolled in the Drawing & Painting Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art. I have the great privilege to study with Mark Kang-O'Higgins. He is a keen wit and a fine teacher, not to mention a skilled artist.
The atelier is a constant challenge, and it is a pleasure to spend so much time studying and drawing. I feel that my skills have increased greatly, especially in the life room. I have great hopes for the upcoming Winter and Spring.
I am also lucky to have come in contact with Gage's talented staff, students, and alumni, including Spyder, Jason Sho Green, Sam Hamrick, and Crystal Barbre.
The image above was drawn as one in a series of weekly conceptual exercises. In addition to these projects, we have technical exercises, cast drawings, and personal projects-- and that's just before lunch. After lunch we spend three hours in the life room drawing the human body through direct observation. I will post more images of recent work as time and technology allow.