Friday, October 28, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the MoMA in NYC. One thing I love to do in museums is to capture how a painting 'feels' in person. It is a completely different experience than looking in an artbook. You get a real sense of scale, texture, and subtle value changes that reproductions can't capture. I attempt to capture the feelings by sketching/making notations in a moleskine sketchbook while walking around the gallery. Here are a few shots of me nerding out taken by my wife (who is probably ready for me to hurry up and move on to the next gallery):
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
This is a portrait of my little sister that was on display at her wedding. I scattered some personal symbolism throughout the work including: The Quarterman Crest, old family dog, her birthday, wedding day, an allusion to a previous profession, and an image of her new husband.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I recently took a trip down to San Antonio with my wife, Bonnie, for her Birthday. One of the things on her list was to visit "The McNay"--an art museum in the former 24-room Spanish Colonial-Revival home of heiress Marion McNay. If you ever find yourself in San Antonio this place is a must-see for the architecture and grounds alone. Her 700 piece art collection left to San Antonio wasn't bad either. The collection includes Rivera, Picasso, Monet, Cezanne, Kirchner, Dufy, and the list goes on.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
If you are from the Jackson, MS area and interested in collecting artwork + helping out local youth development, drop by the "Luck of the Draw" fundraiser at the auditorium at Duling School. The drawing works like this:
-Contribute $100, so your name is put in the drawing
-The Master of Ceremonies will draw names, the name he draws first gets their pick of the artwork on the wall and so on.
-All artwork is anonymous (signatures on the back).
If you have more questions about the event and how to get tickets call the YMCA at 601.709.3760
(The image above is a hint of the painting I'm contributing--oil on gessoed bristol)