Year: 2005

  • The Exile of High Art and the Effect on the Picture Plane

    Part of the curriculum at the New York Academy of Art requires students to do a bit of writing. I thought I’d take the opportunity to give myself a bit of context on the contemporary art world from a historical perspective. Art really is in a denegrated and marginalized position at the moment. Eric Fischl…

  • What Week Is It?

    I’m feeling a little burned out. I think I leave for Porland next week… but there is still work to be done here in NYC. Here’s a few images for you… This one is from the Painting III class with Steven Assael. It’s a full chromatic palette, direct painting. I think this was the third…

  • Déjà Vu?

    As I sit here preparing to go sing at the Lessons and Carols convo for the third year running, I looked back in the blog to recall whether or not I wrote about the experience last year. Sure enough, I did. What surprised me, though, was how similar my life was last year at this…

  • End of the Week Update

    I haven’t posted a picture of my ecorche in a while. Here I’ve added the muscles of the lower leg and cleaned up a few of the thigh muscles a bit. I’ve also added the latissimus dorsi. Work on this has been an interesting experience. It really is quite useful to have a tactile memory…

  • ‘Finished’ is a Relative Term…

    I know that last week I posted a picture of my self-portrait, patted myself on the back, and called it complete. Well, that was all before I showed it to Martha. Instantly she found about 15 things that need to be fixed in the painting. Actually, I don’t think there was any part of the…

  • Self Portrait in the Manner of Don Quixote

    Think I’ve finally finished this one. It took a great deal of restraint to wait until now to paint in the hair. Once that was done there were a few small details to lock down and well… here’s the result. (click for larger version) – Jeremy

  • Weekend Update

    I’ve worked quite a bit on my Ecorche since the last update. I’ve added most of the trunk muscles and all of the upper-leg muscles, save the tensor fascia lata. Here’s an updated image. Such a great exercise, it really exercises your conceptual demons and illustrates where you know the musculature and where you do…

  • Arnolfini Style

    Now that Jeremy has posted a few more photos from the Halloween party, I should write a little more about our costumes, just to finish the subject for once and all. Mr. Arnolfini Jeremy’s houppelande was constructed from plum satin lined with black cotton cloth and trimmed with a nice low-pile brown faux-fur that we…

  • NYAA update

    We’re rapidly approaching the end of the semester. It is difficult for me to think about the fact that there are only a few more months before I graduate. Anyhow, here’s a rare mid-week update with some images of recent work. This one is from the Alyssa Monks continuing ed class I mentioned previously. We’ve…

  • Halloween (Post-Op)

    Sorry for the delay—I know that some of you have been waiting for pictures from the annual NYAA Halloween Party. The wait is over… Here we have Gina sporting not only a parrot but a dashing smile to boot, and giving Mr. Depp a run for his pirate money. Here’s Patrick: just don’t ask him…

  • NYC Restaurants

    Acqua We went to this restaurant on the way home from our 8-hr visit to the Met. We got off the subway without a particular dining destination in mind, and realized as we did that it was pouring down rain. Running past a number of restaurants, we settled on Acqua because it seemed reasonably-priced and…

  • Self Portrait Update

    I spent most of Monday and Tuesday working on my History of Painting Techniques self portrait. So far so good. The underpainting of the flesh was all done using Indian Red, Ivory Black and Cremnitz White. Once I resolve all of the drawing issues, I’ll be putting on a couch of Transparent Gold Ochre with…