Sawtooth Class: Botanical Illustration Saturday workshop: May 17, 10am-1pm Sign up through the Sawtooth website.
Upcoming Talk to be held at the Reynolda Gardens, Winston-Salem NC. April 29th, at 6:30pm. In this community talk, I begin with sharing some of the selective history of botanical illustration with a focus on the pollinators. From there the … Continue reading
Winslow Homer, 1. Where was Winslow Homer born? (New England) 2. What art school did Homer graduate from? (none, he was self-educated, yet his mother deserves credit. She was a painter and shared her love of the craft with him.) … Continue reading
This post is based on research from the following books/references: Assigned reference numbers are included throughout the post to indicate a direct quote or an idea that was gleaned from research. (1) The Art of Botanical Illustration by Wilfred Blunt … Continue reading
In botanical illustration, one usually works from the live specimen. But there is also the artistic tradition demonstrated in Jim Dine’s work: of looking back at a master level work of art and then taking that work … Continue reading
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For this quarter in the watercolor class, I added to the discussion: the role of watercolor in literary illustration. Specifically, we began by looking at poems and ukiyo drawing. I have included a great example image from the Library of … Continue reading
Inspired by Japanese wood block prints from around 1900. These prints honored the champions of Sumo wrestling. The format of the single figure standing resolutely in his keshō-mawashi, an ornate, embroidered silk ‘apron’ which he will wear during the ring … Continue reading
This coming semester at Sawtooth School for Visual Art, I will be offering the following courses. Introduction to Watercolor Schedule: 09/25 – 10/30, 06:30 PM – 08:30 PM, Tuesdays Gouache Painting Workshop Schedule: 09/29 – 09/29, 09:30 AM – 12:30 … Continue reading
In 2011, Old Salem hosted a naturalization ceremony in their town square. Dozens of people from a number of different countries became new American citizens during a Naturalization Ceremony when they took the United States Oath of Allegiance. Again this … Continue reading
This series began months ago. Two ideas culminated: one an ongoing study of and identification with Jonah of the Book of Jonah, two, seeing a fellow Sawtooth instructor display her work that could be manipulated/interacted with by the viewer. As … Continue reading