Monday, November 30, 2009

The "Schaeffer Swirl"

My student teachers visited my cellar studio last month. They worked with my texture makers and the plaster from their own perspective. Dan Schaeffer spun a comb in the plaster and I have used that technique in the following paintings -

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My photos for the December meeting of the Grand Cayon Photo Club

Every year at the GCPC we celebrate the Christmas season by gifting our club with some of our best photos of the year. Above is a detail of a display at Trimtex in Williamsport. Below, Corey is practicing his shaving. Above is a photo taken through a piece of wavy plactic and below are the butterfly sculptures (by Jeff Tice) in my friend Sandy's garden.
Below Mimi fits Lana in her beautiful gown while mom Linz holds on!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A drawing using at least 4 kinds of perspective

I decided to use a colored paper so that I could manipulate the lights and darks to help give the illusion of depth. Below are two preliminary drawings in which I developed my idea.
Check my other blog that shows all of the students' solutions.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Check out the Santa Express!

Darryl Abraham and his advance sculpture class at Mansfield University have constructed a North Pole Christmas Village for the Tioga Central Railroad. Below is Darryl's publicity drawing -
"Hop aboard the Tioga Central Railroad's Santa Express this winter for a magical journey to the North Pole. Wear your pajamas and bring a blanket if you like. The train will . . . " Below is a preview of some of the things you will see on the train ride (besides beautiful Tioga County) -

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Another ABC challenge on James Gurney's blog

Here is my entry to the Art By Committee challenge:
The quote that inspired this drawing - "He is shorter than I remember, and thin. His fur is grayed to white in a fringe around his head, just below his ears. His coat is dull, thinning and coarse. His eyes, so bright I..." Visit James' blog Gurney's Journey to see all the solutions this Sunday.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Keller Group Photo Show

A group of local residents, who formed a small group linked by their love of photography, recently opened a show in North Hall on Mansfield University's campus.
Above, witness Martha an ART professor and Mardi the chairman of the ART department at Mansfield enjoying the show. Below, see part of the large crowd on hand listening to Wolfram Jobst the force behind the group. Actually the crowd was the largest in recent memory for an opening.
Above, the director of the gallery, Bob Geroux, also listens to Wolfram explaining the group and their approach to photography.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A new artist in the family!

Here is our little Miss Lana in one of my textured paintings. (I learned a new way of making transparencies that will allow me to use my own photographs. More on this later.) Below is one of Lana's drawings done recently at the age of 15 months. Below is a new black & white painting -

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Newest Painting

A wedding painting - 36" wide by 24" tall.