I had a wonderful drawing session at South Avenue Arts in Garwood.
Marty and I had the immense privilege of joining Cara in New Orleans for a month.
Cara was invited back to Loyola Opera Theatre to direct an exciting production of Dialogues of the Carmelites.
I found two great figure drawing sessions:
I'm doing #The100DayProject again this year! I decided to do work inspired by scenes in my favorite novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Last year, I loved witnessing the amazing work that emerged for artist/designer/author Elle Luna's collaboration with The Great Discontent. So many creative people devoted 100 days to pursuing their "musts" – it was wonderful. This year I decided to participate.
My theme is #100DaysofProcess. It allows me to learn how to use my iPad Pro and Pencil to its greatest productive ability. It also helps me show my thinking and my mistakes through Procreate's export video feature.
Drawn while waiting for @iamstevent & @lovingmaryband at @lincolncenter! Great night. #the100dayproject 14/100 #drawinginthedark #100daysofprocess #procreateapp #janiesfund @janiesfund #outonalimb #outonalimbnyc #iphonefingerpainting @apparelbytwistedj #illustratingmusic #drawnoniphone #timelapsedrawing
When I'm not traveling, I live and work at home in New Jersey. So, to shlep out to Bushwick on a Wednesday night, I need a good reason. This was a great reason.
I had been tempted for some time. I have never been shy about my affection for both figure drawing and beer. Add a $10 dollar cover charge and you get an interesting community of artists.
I remembered our model, Erica, from her great work with Dalvero Academy's sessions. It was a fun night out, that I look forward to repeating.
I'm a longtime Aerosmith fan. My friend and former roommate, Bryn, even made a point of roasting me over my fandom in his speech at my wedding. I have an autographed shopping list with Steven Tyler's signature, which I acquired after wildly pursuing him down 57th Street in New York. I'm a fan. So imagine my delight when after weeks of travel, I popped into Twitter and saw the following post by Mia Tyler:
Drawing Steven Tyler is fun, but not easy. His proportions are compellingly unusual and he's a very kinetic performer. I had made several semi-successful attempts at a likeness for a few projects when I was at Parsons. But, I had never drawn him live. So, I packed a small bag with art supplies.
I fed my dog, and drove to Linden to take NJTransit to the show.
When I left the train at Lincoln Center, I saw a lot of activity around a red carpet that led to the big event. I knew I was too late to depict anything good in the eye of the storm, so I camped out near the fountain and started drawing.
The rest of these drawings are from within the venue. It was a great show, with many great drawing opportunities. The box seat, in a traditionally classical space, provided a great angle.
Last night was the end of one voyage and the beginning of another.
As a participant in the show, I was amazed! To see the variety and beauty of my colleagues' work was inspiring. It's a culmination of years of hard work and a tribute to the leadership, teaching and example of Veronica Lawlor and Margaret Hurst.
Our relationship with Mystic Seaport has been defined by mutual benefit and affection.
Jonathan Shay of Mystic Seaport, who in retirement, invested his skill, passion and creativity into mounting this show, said it best last night: Dalvero is a family. It was truly moving to see my brothers and sisters succeed last night.
Visit the Seaport, go to the exhibits, walk on the ships and stop by the Mallory Building to see the experience of The Charles W. Morgan's 38th Voyage through our eyes.