Paper Quilt Sketchbook – Source material

Continuing with my project of small scale collage paper quilts inspired by the Gees Bend quilters, I wanted to show one in particular that I made a few days ago along with the source materials. As I mentioned in the last post on this series, I was not using the sketch book pages opposite ofContinue reading “Paper Quilt Sketchbook – Source material”

Drawing the Paper Quilt Sketchbook

Not long ago I wrote about making small scale collage paper quilts inspired by the Gees Bend quilters. I am still working on these collages but decided my experience with these designs would be greatly enhanced if I also made drawings of the tiny paper quilts. I was not using the sketch book pages oppositeContinue reading “Drawing the Paper Quilt Sketchbook”

Paper Quilt Sketch Book

Recently I took a virtual workshop through the National Gallery of Art on collage book covers. The inspiration for the collages were based on the Gees Bend Quilters, a group of quilters from Gees Bend Alabama known for their unique quilting style. While I did not make a book cover, I did make several veryContinue reading “Paper Quilt Sketch Book”

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”