Put this in your calendars: Graydon Parrish is giving a talk at the New Britain Museum of American Art on September 11, 2011:
The inside word on this is that it will be the final talk Graydon will be giving on this monumental work.
K at sunset. 7½”x10″, charcoal and white chalk on gray paper.
The problem with the word “Art” is that it’s useless. And the inevitable “but is it Art?” question that people love to bicker about is just as useless. Here’s a clipping from last week’s local paper:
I’m sure this woman is a very nice lady, and we don’t know if she’s actually calling her lint collection [...]
Busy. Busy busy busy, busy. Doing doing doing, very little time for blogging these days.
Not dead, however. Latest long-pose figure drawing, and a related head study.
Got about five more months of focused anatomy study on deck as of now: two more classes, my own ongoing independent study and a lot of figure drawing.
It’s easy to figure out what you need to work on: just try to draw a figure from your imagination and see where you get stuck. Shouldn’t take [...]
I meant to spend tonight going through several of the forearm plates in Richer’s Anatomy book, and also drawing them mirror-image since I seem to get hung up on left-right issues when studying the limbs. Seemed like a good plan, but as I started on the first diagram I realized how poorly I understood the [...]
Did… did he say “life drawing?”
Yup. Been a while with all the anatomy study, but in between the long-pose sessions I figure it’s good to get back in the trenches and work with short poses and fidgety student models again, trying to develop my powers of x-ray vision and see the anatomy through the form. [...]
I am still not dead. Just very, very busy.
Work in progress: Nikolaevna, our current figure model. Head study in charcoal and pastel. Got a ways to go on this one, but I feel good about it so far. Next up is to refine the neck and shoulders a bit, even out the lights and make [...]
A while back, I wrote about the problem of moving a Lightroom library and updating the locations of all of the images. It’s easy to relocate a library that consists of a single folder of images – you just click the “locate missing image” icon on the “?” in any of the images in the [...]
Still alive. The anatomy class has had many delays and is still running… probably 2 more weeks to go. I’ve been doing extra work on the side. Right now I’m planning to finish up the class, do another long-pose figure drawing while I continue to review on my own, and cap off this period of [...]