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Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Life Drawing Today at Seligmann Gallery,23 Oak Dr.,Sugar Loaf,N.Y.

This morning I'm off to Sugar Loaf to draw  from the model for 2 hours with a group of local artists. We all help pay for the model ; there is no instruction just the wonderful opportunity to experiment with your art to capture the figure in various medias. I have been working in pastel for the longer poises. In November, we plan on having another show, so keep posted for further details.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Charcoal Workshop 6:30-8pm Goshen Library

I'm teaching a charcoal workshop at the Goshen Library March 24,2011. The class is already full!

start up for new pastel

Gretna Campbell

Gretna was another great painter and teacher of mine at the New York Studio School ,she once," I intend to find out something of the nature of the world through seeing or maybe I only intend to prolong my delight in seeing."

Monday, March 14, 2011

Remembering Philip Guston

Back in the 70's I went to the New York Studio School on W.8th ST. in NYC and I studied with Philip Guston. He once said," When you're in the studio painting, there are a lot of people in there with you... your teachers,friends,painters from history, critics...and one by one if you're really painting, they walk out. And if you're really painting YOU walk out."

Off to hang new paintings at G's Restaurant

I painted on Wisner Road for over 20years. I fell in love with the flat landscape. It reminded me of California where I lived for the time I was 7-22yrs. Before coming out to NY to study art at the New York Studio School.

This a pastel at Goose Pond Park just off of 17M heading into Monroe, NY. A breath of fresh air after the long, hard winter we experienced.

cont. on pastel of figure

Saturday, March 12, 2011

update on pastel figure

Been working on and off today on this pastel. Still more to do !

Pencil drawing of the figure/pastels

The figure

I am working on a series of figure pastels. This is the beginning based on life drawing session Wednesday at Sielgman's Gallery in Sugar Loaf.,NY. I start out first by drawing the figure in pencil then transfer the drawing to a sanded pastel paper.


Cubism as seen through the eyes of a non 3D artist. For someone who works primarily on a flat surface drawing and painting it was a stretch to do this guitar out of cardboard. I first saw it at MOMA in the Picasso guitar show which is still on exhibit. Heidi Lanino Bilezikan, a very fine artist, generously let me photo a sample of her guitar sculpture work for me to refer to.

As I worked at putting this together it literally helped me to see outside the BOX. I had to turn it look at the view from different perspectives not just straight on.