The Week Ending: February 25th, 2022

Every once in awhile I like to recap some pleasant or unusual highlights from my week. This is such a difficult time in the world, I figured I would share some more mundane, pleasant activities. I drove back from Maryland on Monday after visiting with my family and the weather was very nice. Since thisContinue reading “The Week Ending: February 25th, 2022”

Three Tall Buildings

If you have been poking around this blog, you will have seen a few recent posts from my sketch books featuring tall, tall buildings. After working on this theme on a small scale (the sketchbooks are 7 x 10 inches), I had the urge to draw these structures much larger. This piece was made onContinue reading “Three Tall Buildings”

Sketchbook: Tall, Tall Buildings #2

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”

Sketchbook: The Tall, Tall Buildings

Here are a group of buildings I did over the past few days in my sketchbook. Buildings have long been part of my stable of imagery which makes sense to me since I am from Philadelphia. But the building images I am making now are very different; they are becoming much taller and thinner. MoreContinue reading “Sketchbook: The Tall, Tall Buildings”

Another Sketchbook Drawing with a Longwinded Caption

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”

My Journey in the Visual Arts: Part 10 of 10

This is a series of short posts that will piece together how I ended up in the visual arts. I don’t recall an Ah-Ha situation where I knew from a particular moment that I wanted to be an artist. It just sort of crept up on me. It has now been over 35 years sinceContinue reading “My Journey in the Visual Arts: Part 10 of 10”

New Artist Book: Kudzu – The Vine that Ate the South

I never heard of it before, which is odd since it was first introduced a the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. Now, it is all around me. Every area has its own invasive species and I knew the ones in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US. But until I saw Kudzu – a highly invasiveContinue reading “New Artist Book: Kudzu – The Vine that Ate the South”

How to Enrich your Life

My tenth birthday fell on Passover.  I was raised as an Italian Catholic but a friend of mine was Jewish and her family invited me to their Seder that year.  I was not sure what that was but my father, who was very big on experiencing other cultures, insisted I attend.  So I did.  ThoughContinue reading “How to Enrich your Life”

When Your Artwork Finds You Again

Every once in awhile, I hear from former customers regarding work they purchased and it is always lots of fun to hear how they have lived with the work through the years.  I had such an experience last week when a customer from the early 1990s contacted me to ask if the piece he purchasedContinue reading “When Your Artwork Finds You Again”