Once upon a time…

Maybe it’s the summer season — with all its beach themed decorations — or maybe it’s been a long love affair for me, but I have been having a lot … Continue Reading →

Photo-Realism in Art

When I was a student, I used to spend hours drawing from photographs in magazines.  This is a time honored practice taught in art classes with the one drawback that … Continue Reading →

1939 – the end of Deco?

The three American shows that minted deco American-style were far behind the European tide.  It took almost a whole decade for the US to start showing deco exhibitions, following the … Continue Reading →

Bubbles in the Sun…

As I was sitting there in the sunlight blowing bubbles high up into the air on a recent 90 degree summer day, I couldn’t help but admire the way the … Continue Reading →

The line

The line, the line, the line!  It swirls and twirls forming shapes without thought, without worry or care.  Pencil to paper, colored markers on acetate, black ink on textured surfaces—it … Continue Reading →

Designer cocktails…

Designer cocktails…  for my last birthday, the bartender at a fancy restaurant created a drink for me based on brandied cherries (a personal favorite of mine).  It was very good, not … Continue Reading →

Zen drawings

 I think it’s helpful, especially in the middle of a massive winter storm, to doodle repetitive lines.  I do this first with pencil, then take something and work it out … Continue Reading →