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39. Passion Project: T-shirt

I conceived the idea for this project in the summer of 2012 after being very inspired by the spring 2011 collection of the designer Jil Sander. 173 more words

Pine Cone

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar: 12 more words


Portraits from the scrapbooks. 1945.

Last year I acquired three scrapbooks.  One was filled with photographs and two were filled with sketches, paintings and pastel drawings like this.

The photos showed family and friends on holidays and the pictures were a vast array of different subjects and styles by an amateur who I think must be one of the people in the photos.  21 more words


Work in Progress - It's Like Painting for the First Time

It seemed fitting that my first official piece in the Little Kitchen Studio be a piece for the kitchen. So today I started on some wall art for our bare kitchen wall. 358 more words


Sketchbook - Observational Drawings

These pieces involve some experiments with inks as well as pencil work. The ink drawings were entirely based on photographs but the pencil sketches are more recent and were done from life. 71 more words


Sketchbook - Family and Friends Portraits

Today’s post includes portraits of friends and relatives. I’m still trying to figure out why some people’s faces are easier to draw more accurately than others. 83 more words


Sketchbook - Portraits

Starting up this blog I thought it would be a good idea to include some of the work I have already done. It has been inspiring and deflating all at once to look through my old sketchbooks. 190 more words