Had a fun time this past weekend going to the Draw-A-Thon at The Art Students League. It was pretty intense drawing there for 12 hours straight, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity. I don’t think I’ve taken a class there in over 15 years (waited in line outside with a girl and her grandmother, who took classes there 60 years ago)! It was always very inspiring and encouraging for me to go there, and it was no different on Saturday. There were so many talented people there, with a lot of good energy to be around. I thought about Peter Cox, and how I really owe him everything as far as learning how to wrap my head around drawing and painting the figure. May he rest in peace. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to study @aslnyc !! #artstudentsleagueofnewyork#drawathon
Had a great time at the Art Students League Drawathons on Saturday. I got they're late cuz my basement flooded thanks to the torrential rains. Normally I head straight for the long pose so that I can paint. But since I got there late, all the spots were taken. Only thing open with a quick poses. I really enjoyed doing the 5, 10, and 20 minute poses. I drew some of them in pencil and some in a ballpoint pen. And the second half to get along post and get this paint sketch. Unbelievable at 6 a.m. There were still over a hundred people there drawing and painting away.
In 1901 at the age of 31, Alexander John Drysdale left Louisiana to pursue advanced art studies in New York. He took classes at the Art Students League from well-known artists such as Charles Courtney Curran, Frank Vincent DuMond and William Merritt Chase. Upon his return to New Orleans three years later, the artist began to develop the distinctive style of landscape painting that would define his career. This rare oil on canvas is even more stunning in person! On offer September 15-16: Alexander John Drysdale (American/New Orleans, 1870-1934), “Louisiana Bayou,” oil on canvas, signed lower right, remnant of label en verso, 21 in. x 30 in., framed
Flash back to many moons ago at the #artstudentsleagueofnewyork ... time to dust off my drawing paper and pencils and start learning again. No real options to do sculpture from life here in Montreal so drawing is always a good thing. Found some in my portfolio that I haven’t looked at in over 3 years ....
Come out and visit me @78ststudios for #louisenevelson “I think most artists create out of despair” #assemblage#collage#jewelry#prints#photographs and #sculpture in conjunction with the @cantriennial and @fronttriennial •
With events throughout the month of July we are open Monday - Wednesday and Saturday, noon - 5pm, Thursday, noon - 8pm, Friday, noon - 11pm and Sunday by appointment. Visit the link in my bio more.
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) is arguably one of America’s most famous international sculptors and artists. We are featuring a selection of sculptures not seen by the public in decades, from the collections of Diana MacKown, her longtime studio assistant, archivist and friend and Dr. Arthur Brandt, a well known DADA/surrealist collector, amongst others.
Typically working with found objects and materials, we are excited to present you with an opportunity to view her largest know assemblage and several pieces of her extremely RARE jewelry. We also have a selection of #atelier17 prints, plaster preliminary sculptures for her bronzes and a glorious #throne . Rounding out our glimpse into her creative genius, we are also excited to share a selection of photographs of the artist by great photographers such as, #richardavedon , #cecilbeaton , #danburdik , #dianamackown and #DENA .
“But when I fell in love with black, it contained all color. It wasn’t a negation of color. It was an acceptance. Because black encompasses all colors. Black is the most aristocratic color of all..... You can be quiet and it contains the whole thing. There is no color that will give you the feelings of totality. Of peace. Of greatness. Of quietness. Of excitement. I have seen things that were transformed into black, that took on just greatness. I don’t know a lesser word.” - LN Dawns & Dusks written by Diana MacKown, 1976.