FREAK PARADE
August 30, 2007
I will be away from the studio until 9/14. All print orders will be signed and shipped on 9/17. Thanks for your patience!



When I was an art student, Thomas Woodruff embodied all the qualities that I sought to cultivate as an artist: a love of craft, a love of art history, and above all, a love for ideas. His pedagogy was unsparing and lovingly brutal. His gift for alliteration was unparalleled. His tattoos, numerous. And his 4th year portfolio class was the pinnacle of my experience at the School of Visual Arts.

I'll be attending his talk and show this Thursday, Sept. 6 at the University Art Museum in Long Beach. Hope to see you there!

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to go figure drawing again with my summer assistant, Aleth. We were both unsure of the model when she finally appeared, a bit tardy and flustered, but she proved to be a real joy to draw. I added a conté crayon to my materials this time, something I hadn't used since foundation drawing class in school, almost 10 years ago . . .


> Charcoal, conté crayon, and white chalk on newsprint. 10 Minutes.


> Charcoal, conté crayon, and white chalk on newsprint. Left, 20 minutes. Right, 10 minutes.


> Charcoal, conté crayon, and white chalk on newsprint. 20 Minutes.