No. Simply No.
One thing I think most artists have, is a lot of well meaning people who give you their ideas and pictures., expecting splendid pieces of art. Nope. The earliest experience of that was with my previous partner, the man above. We were living in an inexpensive apartment, our only pets were 6 legged vermin. Lots…
I, Me, Mine
The portrait above is me, a few years back. I’m not really into doing self portraits. Why would I want to do that, when there are so many more interesting and beautiful subjects to be drawn?
The Idea That Would Not Die…
I finished the self-portrait in very little time. I thought it would take several days, and I would fill in with humorous, anecdotal experience with my portraiture education and professional portraiture stories. Like the blond boy with glasses who requested I make him look like Fonzi. If you don’t know who Fonzi is, you have…
Bye, Bye, Love
Imagine a love story, of a beautiful young man and woman, full of passion, the usual sex, drugs, and rock n roll…..living together, not living together, other women, other men… And the young man dies in the end. It would make a great movie, but it was hell to live through. It’s the story of…
Sunnyside is not so sunny
Couldn’t live without the man I love, so I moved back in. I live in a community called Sunnyside in Queens, NY. A lot of the pictures I drew were objects in this little community. But to my dismay, they’ve wrecked some of them. Remember “My Brain off Drugs”? The whole park, playground and…
What’s Michael Jackson doing in here?
In an effort to do affordable items at fairs, I’ve decided to do small portraits, that I can mat. I’m starting to make samples….both of adults and children. I decided to do one celebrity to show I can do a likeness, so I chose one that is universally known…so here is my quick sketch of…
Black Madonna…the finish
If you’ve already done the hard work on a drawing, the rest goes fast. Plus, I was truly inspired doing this, so I spent more of my time on it. As I worked in it, I decided to use metallic pencil. That’s something I normally don’t do, because I always envisioned selling my work as…
First a note about Scraggly Weed. As I was looking out my window, I noticed another artist was attracted to the plant on which my drawing is based. This time, a photographer, with a zoom lens, taking a close up of one of the fronds. Don’t know if he managed to capture a butterfly. Anyway,…
The Portrait Show, 2013 was on Friday night. Not a big turnout….very cold nasty rain. I wasn’t really happy with where my pictures were hung, I don’t think many people saw them. Therefore, I gave up any hope of the People’s Choice Award. But at any rate, here’s some photos: