drawing

Not Even Rembrandt Was Perfect
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Not Even Rembrandt Was Perfect

In 2017 we lucked into an old masters drawing exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery on our trip to London. After seeing the incredible exhibit of Raphael’s drawings at the Ashmolean in Oxford, I was a little giddy at what else I might see. As my eyes adjusted to the dark blue walls and dim…

The 3D Journey of Trays, Boxes, and Bins (Oh My!)
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The 3D Journey of Trays, Boxes, and Bins (Oh My!)

I recently asked a long-time student, how she felt about learning so many things when sometimes she didn’t finish the projects. This is a bone of contention for a lot of people. I hear it all the time. “Oh, I can’t possibly sign up for this or learn how to do that until I’ve finished…

Never in Study Hall – WordPress? – And in Other News
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Never in Study Hall – WordPress? – And in Other News

What I Never Learned in Study Hall In junior high and high school, the only good thing about study hall was 56 minutes of not having some ranting teacher boringly lecture at me. On the other hand, it wasn’t art, history, or any interesting literature either. Usually, it was time for me to cram for…

Passion Process
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Passion Process

In contemporary critical art-speak circles, it’s quite fashionable to talk about whether an artist’s work is concept driven or process driven. Concept driven work refers to artists who start with an idea concerning meaning and everything else follows: design, medium, process, technique, etc are secondary. Process driven refers to artists whose work is led by…

The Drawing feeling of Hiraeth
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The Drawing feeling of Hiraeth

One of my new favorite words is Hiraeth [hee-REY-eth], a Welsh word that I learned this past spring. Hiraeth lacks an exact English counterpart. It refers to the a yearning for or missing of a space or geography. It comes with a mixture of wistfulness, sadness, grief, and nostalgia for an ideal place of the…