Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Fun with Graphite

Graphite on Dura Lar is a fun combination – and here’s my COVID-19 selfie.

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A gouache afternoon, covid continues

A quiet Saturday afternoon with my gouache and a handful of carnations. Nice to paint after all the ink drawings that I’ve been doing. In other living room/studio work, I’m taking tentative attempts with silver point and gessoing panels for … Continue reading

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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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Other things?

Two images of iconic Boston views that I drew for my own coloring book were selected by Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley for a #BosKidsatHome coloring book – have fun – http://www.votemattomalley.com/boskids  

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1st time out for Plein Air is always . . . an event?

First time out to paint this spring, trying out a newish easel at my favorite empty industrial park – yes, it’s 2020. Was close to finished and the wind blew everything over and smeared the painting. Nowhere to go but … Continue reading

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Demo – drawing on Dura Lar

Photos courtesy of Kai Alexis Smith, Architecture and Design Librarian at MIT Libraries

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Drawing in the Galleries, Wednesdays at the MFA, Boston.

Terrific program at the MFA on Wednesday evenings – 3 hours (6-9pm) but drop in and leave as works for you) of drawing with a model in the galleries.

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Beginning: cyclamen

Scaling up to a 24×24 canvas. I want a bit more freedom & broad strokes that can come with this scale. I will be limited to just daytime painting to add a bit of backlight.

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