My dear friend Claudia has been very invested in making Tiny Houses and knows my love of such things. So here is one that Claudia made for me! The loft space is my studio. See more of her work here.
A few weeks ago, I was posting lots of building sketches where the buildings were very elongated rectangles (you can see them here and here). Then I decided to try using one of my brush pens to see if I could change the line. What resulted were buildings that had softer, organic shapes. Here areContinue reading “The Round Houses”
These are very different than the group of buildings from my last post, which tended to be done from a variety of wetter, heavier media. For these drawings I used mainly mechanical color pencils and fountain pen ink in brushes. I choose a different sketchbook made by Traveler’s Company, which has very smooth paper andContinue reading “Sketchbook: Tall, Tall Buildings #2”
Hello! Once in awhile I like to add a stream of conscious caption to a sketch book image. The caption with the image below reads: This dwelling is Lockerby Towers, located just Southeast of Parsippany, New Jersey. Amenities include a small grove of trees providing shade and a fine place for an afternoon nap outdoors.Continue reading “Another Sketchbook Drawing with a Longwinded Caption”
This first painting, Little Pink Houses, was the first piece I finished for this project. I have posted the image before but never wrote anything about the work and there is a good reason for that. Often, it takes time before I realize why I made something. When I first finished this painting, I thoughtContinue reading “More Cookie Cutter House Artwork”
If you were around in the 1970s, you probably had the experience of going to a restaurant and, after your salad or whatever was placed before you, a waiter came over with a giant pepper mill offering you fresh ground pepper. And, no doubt, you were so intrigued by this odd offer that you acceptedContinue reading “When The New Normal Makes No Sense”
The Cookie Cutter House Project is based on a number of things. Houses and buildings appeared in my former work because I lived in an old, large city and became part of my subconscious. Recently, I moved to a totally new environment comprised of a mix of rural and suburban landscape. Overdevelopment and a lackContinue reading “Intro to the Cookie Cutter House Project & Beginning the Artwork”
My work process started to include a variety of papers, many of which I made or altered by painting or printmaking techniques. I have tried a number of different surfaces but paper remains my favorite to this day. The satisfaction of making paper and altering the surfaces of manufactured paper resulted in my including otherContinue reading “The Origins of the Cookie Cutter House Project ~ Part 2”
Houses and buildings have long been represented in my artwork. I believe that even though certain imagery may remain in an artist’s work, the meaning of those images can change over time.