Finally finished preliminary sketch for my next stained glass window. It doesn’t look like much now but just wait! More pictures to come…
Here are two 15 min drawings of Tendai from yesterday morning. After a long work weekend it feels really good to get into the studio and draw.
This past week has been a test of endurance! Wednesday I finished my first stained glass window, Thursday night I worked on a 3 hour long pose of Tendai and topped the evening off with my friend Natalie at the Lone Palm. Then I tended bar at the 500 club Friday night, attended a wedding in Oakland Saturday, worked happy hour at the 5 on Sunday and started Monday morning off with a triptych of 15 minute drawings. Tomorrow I officially start my second window! more pictures to come :)
Tryin’ to hammer out the final design for my next window 👋🏽🕺🏻
(collage with crayon, paper and glass)
Spent Monday morning drawing at 23rd Street Studio. Here are a couple sketches of our model Jeremy during that session. Full (15 min pose) Portrait (40 min pose)
Here's a new window in the works -
Each window i'm making is supposed to pair with one of my latch hook rugs. I would love to eventually sell them as sets and work on commission for unique homes and spaces. More photos to come!
Currently working on a series of stained glass windows to accompany my latch hook rugs. Here's another idea sketch for a possible window in the works! More photos to come :)
I've spent the past few months working on a few very special pieces. Here is a picture of one in progress in my living room. After putting in more than 125 hours i cannot believe it isn't even half way done! More pictures to come :)
Last week one of my favorite models moved back to Israel after modeling for 30 years in the Bay Area. Here is a diptych I made a couple months back. I feel so grateful for the past 4 years - thank you, Merav!
Quick lil sketch of Don taking an afternoon nap
I can't wait to unveil my new project!! Here's a lil hint :)
"Looking at Vuillard May 30, 2018"
Digital painting on tablet w/ Apple Pencil
interpretation of Edouard Vuillard's painting ILE-DE-FRANCE LANDSCAPE: THE WINDOW OVERLOOKING THE WOODS (1899)
Happy to get back into figure drawing after being on the road. Here's a quick sketch from last week :)
Finally finished an 500 Club advert I've been working on for a while. If you're in the neighborhood come say hello! I'm behind the bar every Sunday from 3-8pm :)
Today I stayed home, drew an old napping dog named Sparky & finally found a home for some stained glass my dad made. The bottom tulip piece was from an old building on Chicago's South Side that he re-leaded and the piece above was made with antique leaded glass. I am very happy to have these here with me in San Francisco.
Happy to be home and drawing in SF! Signed up for a great figure drawing class at 23rd Street Studio. If you're looking for a nice studio with great models in San Francisco look into Michael's class! I spent the morning up in the loft drawing with a birds eye view. http://23rdstreetstudio.com/
Last week I sat in on a figure drawing session with Joe Steiner and a model he's been painting for over 10 years. Joe, now in his 70s, has identified as an artist his entire life. His daughter, Lisa (also a painter) and my mother we're great friends growing up. The Steiner family paintings were some of my first introductions into the art world. When my sisters and I were younger, we threatened to run away and sleep under an apple tree. Not long after our threat, Joe, Lisa and my mom were in our bedroom sketching out a huge apple tree that stretched from the floor and bent up onto the ceiling. I helped paint the apples and when we were done we put our beds underneath. 20 years later I find myself in Joe's basement in Skokie, Illinois, again, drawing together.
Many of his models are from the south side around his old studio on Howard Street. Instead of paying to lug his setup to a figure drawing studio, he invited people from the neighborhood to sit and pose for him in his own studio. You can see some of Joe's paintings on his website.
Over the past two weeks I've found myself sketching my grandmother, Joan. Here are some of the drawings I've made of her napping, during cocktail hour and while watching the sunset on my parents boat.