The 7th of May

I am physically feeling better than I have in a while. I have so many things I want to make that I have start to uncover all the unfinished pieces. Its strange to open them up and try to figure out what I want to do with them.  Some of the pieces are years and years old.

This clay sculpture I have kept wet for all most 2 years and today I begun to work on it. I was going to post a little animation that I started but I would have to pay more for the blog site… I have to think on that money. Sorry, I am trying to get brakes for the mom car first (the mom car being a 1994 car that was my mom’s)



It is the 4th of May

I remember every year the meaning of May 4th.  Kent Ohio

It always makes me question government, education, mis-information, and change.

Last night while teaching. The practice was high contrast and a stick with ink. Then working with white block out paint and ink wash.

Tomorrow, sculpture

photo 5
photo 4
15 minutes
photo 1
1 minute
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Drawing with a stick and with a brush on a inch brush on a 3 foot street in 10 minutes


The 3rd day of May 2016 -Student work

Today was stick day in Figure Drawing.  I gave the students a stick about 2 to 3 feet long. With ink they began drawing short 10 minute poses (about 10 minutes as I have a tendency to lose track of time when I am drawing as well). So they start with a stick only then after a few drawings I give them a cheap 2 inch brush taped to the end of a 2 foot stick and now they can use the stick and the stick with brush.  This forces them to stand back, see the model and the paper at the same time. Then after a few more drawings I give them white block out paint and a normal paint brush, the long handled style.  This  keeps them from stepping into the picture and only seeing a part of the drawing.  One of the hardest thing for most beginning art student, is to step away from the easel, stand back and see the whole instead of only a part.  It is as we are with life. Its hard to see the whole picture.