Category Archives: Exercise

And then I have been sketching

And then I have been sketching, mostly with a Japanese brush pen that still seems awkward. Just keeping things simple, like meditation.    

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Exercises or Exorcises? Did I mention a productive 3+ months?

WOW! I’m a bit amazed – I knew it but there’s nothing like a Catherine Kehoe¬† class to ramp up exploration and rethinking the work habits. This semester?¬† how little do you need to make a head? The vertical image … Continue reading

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2 evenings in contrast: sketchy, sketchy and snip, snip

The MFA’s Wednesday evening Drawing in the Galleries has been a wonderful discovery, only pencils allowed, and followed that up with a Thursday evening at Catherine Kehoe’s Collage Factory at Mass Art. Feeling productive!

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An evening at the MFA

  The MFA has a Drawing in the Galleries program every Wednesday evening. Had a great time there. Sorry – dreadful photos.  

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Head Homework -drawings in charcoal

Again, a couple of charcoal heads from a historical painting: a self-portrait by the Polish painter Anna Bilinska-Bogdanovich (1857-1893) I admire the fearless directness of her self-portrait. This artist died of a heart condition at 36. She was best known … Continue reading

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Heads, week 10 homework: with Catherine Kehoe at Mass Art

The homework from week 10 – colors are a better match than last week, the drawing not so much. One of the challenges with the use of historical paintings to recreate in these exercises is they are all about subtle … Continue reading

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