Monthly Archives: December 2013

Aside

I hope you and yours had the best Christmas and Santa brought you everything you wanted! Children at home always makes Christmas memorable.

Robert Blackburn

During my weekly visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art I was pleasantly surprised to see a newly-hung lithograph titled Blackburn. In the lithograph by Ron Adams (an artist heretofore unknown to me) I instantly recognized my former mentor Robert Blackburn. Adams portrays Robert doing what he was always doing: working a printing press. I…

Small oil sketch

This recently finished sketch is on a canvas board that was prepared as I described in an earlier post. I deviated from my normal medium with the addition of a small amount of stand oil. We lived close to the State hospital in Trenton for several years in a neighborhood called Hilltonia. Hilltonia is a…

In the studio 12/8/2013

I like the sensuous lines in this simple pose. My daughter Jane is used to her dad snapping photos at any time. She was helping me at the marina when I took this. I can’t remember what we were doing or why I had my camera with me. About 20% of my photos get into…

In the studio 12-1-2013

I spent the last week doing nothing but drawing. Here is ‘Main Street # 2.’ I finished the drawing and covered it with a rag-applied ground. The varnish-based ground is intended to seal the surface rather than provide a neutral tone, which is why it’s light. When I prepare a canvas, I draw the deign…