Year: 2004

  • Weekend Update: Week 10

    Sorry that I haven’t posted anything of a more philosophical nature lately. I’ve got some more gems from classes as well as from a clinic put on by Vincent Desidero. I’ll try to post that in the very near future. For now I have a number of pictures. I seem to have pictures from just…

  • Weekend Update : Week 9

    Here’s some pictures from the past week. The first three are figure drawings. All three were 60-minute poses, if I remember correctly (the reclining one may have been 80 minutes). I still need to get on to the faces of the figures… you’d think that with an hour to work, one could do as much…

  • Pause

    Over the past weekend I buckled down and finished the print I posted about several weeks ago, which I have decided to call “Pause.” It turned out alright, though I did not get as strong an effect with the second layer of stipples as I had hoped. The second color is an opaque light purple,…

  • Book Review: Alias Grace

    Alias Grace is the third Margaret Atwood book I have read. After loving The Handmaid’s Tale and hating The Robber Bride, I was uncertain whether I wanted to venture further into Atwood’s oeuvre, but Alias Grace fell into my hands used and with a high recommendation. I decided to give it a try, and I…

  • Halloween Party

    The student government group threw a Halloween Party this past Friday. Halloween is apparently a very important holiday for art students. I didn’t realize that there was going to be so much pressure to come up with a clever costume. We had about a $100 to spend on decorations… I think that we did quite…

  • Yarn Garden and More

    I had the opportunity to visit a new (to me) yarn store in Portland this weekend, with two ladies I recently taught to knit. Having only been to a few yarn stores myself, mostly the ones in the Salem area, it was a real treat to visit a larger yarn store. The Yarn Garden was…

  • The Pumpkin Patch

    Here are a few photos of how the Willamette campus looks right now. Someone decided to decorate campus this year for Halloween, and the grounds are covered with pumpkins and other spooky paraphernalia, such as fake cobwebs, plastic tarantulas, brooms, and rubber skeletons. The most scary thing about it is the potential mess of pumpkin…

  • Book Review: Sir Charles Grandison, Volume 4

    In order to write a review, or even a summary of this volume, I was forced to look back through the contents to recall what important events happened. I was relieved to discover that I was not mistaken in thinking that not much really happened over the course of these 350-odd pages. It begins with…

  • Figure Drawing Epiphany

    Some of my professors had started to complain that my drawings weren’t specific enough. I had no idea what exactly that meant. However, I was able to finally pin Harvey Citron down, and he showed me what they meant. It was something of an epiphany for me. To illustrate: here is a drawing that I…

  • The Moon that Broke the Curse?

  • Week 7 / Early Week 8 Pictures

    Here is a mix of some Week 7 figure drawings, as well as some assignments that are due this week and a couple of drawings from today. First up, the figure drawings. Same model as last week. I’m not sure why, but I have a tough time drawing her. She seems to have a very…

  • Weekend Update

    Hey, that’s a catchy title… 😉 Yesterday there was a gallery tour through Chelsea. We visited about a dozen galleries there. The really amazing part, however, was that we only needed to move between three streets to visit 12 galleries, and that we skipped more than half of the galleries on those three streets! The…