Sunday, October 14, 2012

Happy 37th SketchCrawl with CAM Raleigh Urban Sketching

Fantastic day drawing with some fantastic artists. A great day drawing trains, warehouses, blue skies, and celebrating the wonderful 37th World wide SketchCrawl! We all need more days like these! $(@TT
Honored to have been asked to teach a Urban Sketching workshop to some amazing high school students.  Big thanks to CAM raleigh for asking me and supporting Urban sketching.  Great set of kids, braving through the rain to make some wonderful sketches.  $(@TT

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Had a moment to draw between teaching classes today. Did this with special thanks to Nina Johansson and her terrific workshop "Challenge through limitations" which completely took me in many new directions. Thanks to Nina, I am splatting pa
int before, during, and after the drawing, and using a bamboo pen as well. I carry this "Dia de Muertos" wooden skeleton with me often, he is a good friend and is always willing to model. $(@TT

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fun day drawing at the NC Museum of Art, got to draw some Giacometti, tribal, and ancient greek. Mental note:never underestimate the length of Giacometti legs, they go for days......

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

New stop motion animation I did with my son's dinosaur toys for my life long friend Todd Pruner and his band "The Asteroid Shop".  Background paintings by Adam Peele.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

A tough year comes to a close.  Congrats to to my students on moving to a new chapter in life.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Visual Art Exchange grant with artist Adam Peele and my students

A fantastic grant and project with my students with the Visual Art Exchange (especially Sarah Powers and Sarah Corpron) and artist Adam Peele. Students take pictures of downtown Raleigh, with direction of "unique perspective", and have the images turned into silk screens to be painted on glass panels . These panels will form a mural to be displayed in Moore Square and unveiled to the public in June. Students learn about public art, architecture, culture, history, cubism, graffiti, stencils, self expression, all that good stuff. Artist Adam Peele did an amazing job of guiding and teaching the students to get some fantastic pieces. So great to work with. Big, big thanks to the Visual Art Exchange and their wonderful work of providing these opportunities for the community, my students, artists, and myself.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

3rd International Urban Sketching Symposium

Very excited to announce I will be attending the 3rd International Urban Sketching symposium in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in July.  I will take drawing workshops with some amazing artists from around the world.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

"Urban Sketching"

After discovering the great art of modern "Urban Sketchers".
I have begun to sketch on location as much as possible.  Whether it is watching my son Jacob play or during bus duty at the alternative high school I teach at.  It is a great exercise and I hope to continue doing this as it really focuses all the senses while doing it , and gives a vivid reminder of the event depicted.  Sketching a moving, living breathing object on location pushes you to the limits as an artist.  It keeps your drawing fast and furious, with all the mistakes out in the open.

Festivus Film Festival

A belated post on what an incredible time and experience I had attending the Festivus Film Festival in Denver, Colorado.  My animation "Dias De Los Muertos" was selected to screen in the abstract/experimental block of the festival.  The festival was one of the best run festivals I have had the honor of participating in.  It was such an amazing experience to meet film makers from all around the world and see their work on the big screen.....pure inspiration.  All the staff who worked with the festival where some of the nicest, most sincere and dedicated workers I have dealt with.   Big thanks to them.  Had such a great time with bowling, screenings, and staying up til 5 am in the morning with the "Wiggah" crew making music the night before I had to catch an early morning flight back.  So great to see some old friends there as well.  Will try like crazy to make something worthwhile to submit for next year.