Year: 2005

  • 5 Museums in 8 Days, Part 3

    #4: The Cloisters We’re in the home stretch, at least as far as these museum visit posts are concerned. On Thursday, we went up to The Cloisters, an amazing branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art focusing on the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The two biggest highlights of this museum have to be…

  • 5 Museums in 8 Days, Part 2

    #2: The Frick Collection After visiting the Met, I was a little museumed-out and needed a bit of a break. We spent Sunday and Monday visiting a few of Manhattan’s better-known areas: Times Square, Union Square, Columbus Circle, Wall Street and the Financial District, Battery Park, and Ground Zero. On Tuesday, we headed off to…

  • 5 Museums in 8 Days, Part 1

    Well, I think I have recovered sufficiently from the jetlag to write coherently, and Jeremy sent me a few photos to post, so I suppose it is time to write about my first visit to New York City. I had eight days to visit and two to travel, and it all went by almost before…

  • Latest Work

    Julie just caught the flight back to Portland… I’m sure she’ll be posting about her experiences in the big city within the next few days. In the meantime, these are a few pictures of things that I had been working on before the visit. (Not much got done in the way of school work this…

  • Sculpting Death in Plastic

    Most of you probably know that I’ve been looking forward to taking the Ecorche class as long as I’ve know it was part of the curriculum at NYAA. I spent both days this weekend working on it and I still haven’t finished the axial skeleton. It is a lot of work. At this point it…

  • A Couple of Pictures

    Here’s the finished drawing I did for my History of Painting Techniques self portrait. Martha actually dug it. She gave me a few suggestions, though. She thought the body was so dynamic that it would be stronger if the head wasn’t so frontal, that it would read better if the palette wasn’t cropped at the…

  • Instead of Knitting…

    Seeing how it is October now, I guess it is a good time to show you all what I have been working on for the past month. You may remember Jeremy’s post about the Halloween party at his school last year. Well, since I am going to be visiting Jeremy in New York during the…

  • A Couple of Pictures

    These are the two things that I have been spending the bulk of my time on the past few days. The first is the start of my Ecorche. At this point, I just have a mass-conception for the ribcage and pelvis in place, but things should start to progress rapidly from here. Next is supposed…

  • Mitigated Success…

    Here’s a couple more pictures, must have a guilty conscience or someting. This is a self portrait that I’m going to be working on for Martha Erlebacher’s History of Painting Techniques class. I spent Tuesday trying to get a good drawing done; knowing full well that attempting to please Martha is sort of like giving…

  • First Coupla Weeks Down

    Julie tells me I have been derelict in my duty to post pictures. Sorry about that… Here is a figure drawing that I did in preparation for an egg-tempera painting. This was a full-day pose on the first day of classes. If 15 credits was not enough, I have opted to tack on a continuing…

  • Labor Day in the UWS

    I had a hard time getting out of bed today. Perhaps, knowing that it was a holiday, my mind decided to convince my body that it was okay to rest. Once I did finally get going, however, I attempted to be productive. After some time researching ideas for a possible NYAA diploma project, I decided…

  • Beyond Six Strings

    Last night, on a whim, I decided to walk over to campus to attend a harp guitar concert. Now, I really didn’t even know what a harp guitar was, but Willamette is sponsoring a whole harp guitar conference this weekend, thanks to Professor John Doan, so there were some very talented players in Salem, and…