Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Drawings of friends/family

I am fortunate to be surrounded by such inspiring artists and to be at such (not just regional) proximity to ask them for advice. 

Liz Beard

Anthony Baus aka Moby

Connor De Jong

Devin Cecil-Wishing

Patrick Byrnes


Katie Whipple

Edward Minoff (Ted)

Block-in of Scott Waddell 

Kevin Muller Cisneros

Some of these are old, but excellent nevertheless. 

The Art Students League of New York


Concord, MA

We went to Concord, MA, the home of the transcendentalist, to celebrate the marriage of our dear friend and fellow painter Sarah Bird. 

 Charlie Mostow in black and white, acting mysterious by instruction of yours truly.

Lovely Katie 

Brendan and Connor - I live to capture moments like these. 

Jessica and Charles 

The view 


The glowing bride 







Toast 

We had brunch the day after, and of course coffee table books were a wonderful distraction. 

Sarah upon receiving Brendan's first landscape painting.  

Patrick  

Lovely times.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Inspiration, part 1

Leonard Cohen on inspiration:

"Before I can discard the verse, I have to write it… I can't discard a verse before it is written because it is the writing of the verse that produces whatever delights or interests or facets that are going to catch the light. The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines."

Fantin-Latour 

Annibale Carracci


Maerten van Heemskerck

I'm starting another self-portrait.