Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Here's Joseph from last night's "Go Figure". He surprised everyone when he first started with some really interesting poses and facial expressions. He did a pose laughing on his cell phone, drinking from a bottle of water, and giving the finger with a really angry face. The first drawing is a 2 min., then a 10, then a 40 min. pose. He was a good model.
Friday, December 15, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
This is a caricature I did of our model- Jill last night at "Go Figure". She had an interesting look.
I'll be collecting artwork tomorrow(Wed.) for the benefit show for "Satchmos" on Thursday evening. The show will feature original artwork-much of it created at "Go Figure", with all proceeds going towards Satchmos, so they can stay open. It's at 347 Graham Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. L train to Graham Ave. 1/2 block down on the left, if you're walking down the hill on Graham. It's from 7-11 on Thursday. Come on down!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
These are two preliminary sketches of Zhang Ziyi for a painting commission I'm doing for "Faces and Names". I e-mailed them the sketches and they liked the second one better- so that's the one I'm doing. When will it be done? That's the question. Hopefully before the end of the month so I can pay the rent. It's going to be a dimensional oil painting - 14" x 17". I'll post it when I'm done.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Last night Lady J made her triumphant return to "Go Figure" as an evil Annette Funicello. We started out with surf music (Dick Dale, etc.) but then moved on to some David Lynch soundtracks to darken the mood. She was great as usual with an overwhelming presence and emotion.
This drawing was done with a Derwent black colored pencil.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Here's some drawings of Larva from last night's "Go Figure" sessions. She was an amazing model, and interestingly, Cassandra's roommate, which I didn't know until the end of the night. She lives in LA most of the time, so we'll have to wait until next Spring to see her again.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
This past Go Figure session featured Cassandra as our model, and she was amazing; definitely one of the best- she had a classic look (reminded me of a "Klimt" model), got into interesting poses, and held them very well. We were lucky to have her.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
October 15th marked the last day of CBGB's- the birthplace of Punk Rock in America. It was sad, but a fun night; I snapped this pic of Tina Weymouth when she was up on a chair taking a pic of Hilly- the owner. I did a number of loose drawings, had a shot of whiskey, and met a few people, as well as meeting up with Pete Luna.
I'll never forget playing there with "the Lunch" back in 1989- driving down from Providence- skipping part of my animation class, getting lost, final getting to play late, and driving all the way back at 4 AM. It was a lot of fun. We played once more in 1992 before we disbanded. I'll never forget it.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Last Monday night was the first "Go Figure" session (figure drawing), and we we're graced by the presence of the infamous "Lady J". Here are a few pics and drawings from that night. Hopefully in the future I'll get some drawings from other people, but for right now, I only have a couple that I did.
"GO FIGURE" is every Monday night at "Satchmos"- located at 347 Graham Ave. in Williamsburg, from 7-10 PM and it costs $10.
Call me for questions: 917-513-2148
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Fox didn't make it; she started getting worse and had to be put to sleep today. She was just in too much pain. It's sad that her life had to end so soon- she was only about 6 years old.
At least she had some interesting experiences when she was alive- such as going cross-country with Peter's sister for 3 months. These are some of the photos from that journey: sniffing some cows in South Dakota, posing in front of the Nevada sign with a UFO in the background, feeling the breeze in "confusion range" in Utah, and finally making it to the Pacific Ocean.
The last one is one that I shot while she was lounging on the couch she loved.
I will miss her.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
This is "Fox" or "Foxy"- the dog that I co-owned with Peter Griffin when we lived in a big loft a few years ago. I lived with her for about 3 years with the rest of the roommates. Since we moved out of there, Fox went to live with Peter and Elizabeth (his wife), and I got visitation rights every now and then.
Unfortunately, Fox is now at the Vet Hospital in Brooklyn for Pancreatitus; her pancreas is not working as it's supposed to, and she can't digest her food. So she's been on an I.V. and at this point, not doing too well. She's been there about a week now. Hopefully she'll pull through.
For Harold Pinter and Wendy Wasserstein I used a photo- the other ones I met at their apartments in the city.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Every year I do a profile caricature of a famous playwright for the cover of the "Profile Theatre Project". The added benefit is that I get to meet the playwright and do the caricature in person. This is one of Edward Albee, which I did at his apartment in Tribeca a few years ago. Others have included Harold Pinter, Romulus Linney, Wendy Wasserstein (from a photo), Terrence McNally, and Lanford Wilson.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Last Thursday I met my parents at the Frick Museum (1 East 70th St. at 5th Ave.) to see the exhibit of Jean Etienne Liotard. His stuff is definitely worth seeing; he captured a lot of character in his subjects, and was at ease in switching mediums. Included is his self-portrait- unfortunately in b&w, but nevertheless showing his ability and his sense of humor. He hinted at caricature in a number of drawings he did, which I found interesting.
The rest of the Frick has many masterpieces in it's permanent collection and free audio which reads like a history lesson. This one is an amazing painting by Hans Holbein the Younger of Sir Thomas Moore. You really have to see this in person- this scan of the postcard I bought really doesn't do it justice...