Creative Art Workshop
New Haven, CT
Friday mornings 9:30 am – 12:30 pm;
Six weeks 3/20-4/24, 2020
Learn the “hidden rhythms” and structures of the body to create figure drawings that are both dynamic and accurate to the subject.
I’m happy to announce that my pastel portrait “Howard” was accepted into the 106th Annual Exhibition of the Allied Artists of America, an artist organization in NYC that was founded in 1914.
The show is up August 29-September 15th.
The Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue, NYC
Closing Reception & Awards Sunday, September 15th, 2019 at 1:00PM
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday: 1-6PM, Saturday-Sunday: 1-5PM
Learn the “hidden rhythms” and structures of the body to create figure drawings that are both dynamic and accurate to the subject. Draw from the live model with quick and long poses to develop different ways of looking and mark-making to express the beauty of the human form. The class will include short lectures, demonstrations and individual coaching.
Fridays 9:30am – 12:30am, 9/20 – 10/25
Register at Creative Arts Workshop. Registration opens 9/4
Learn how to use perspective and careful observation to capture New York’s neighborhoods and parks in pencil and charcoal.
Tuesday mornings, 9:30am-12:00pm, starts 9/17
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York City
Learn the basic structures of the portrait and figure in order to create solid form and proportion in drawings from observation and imagination.
Tuesday evenings, 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
The basics of structural drawing, depicting light and shadow, and composition through the study of still-life objects.
Friday evenings, 7:00pm – 10:15 pm at the Art Students League
215 West 57th Street, New York City
Starts 9/6, Registration is monthly
The Daily Nutmeg and the New Haven Independent both published articles on the recent “2020” show at Kehler Liddell Gallery and both featured my piece!
Check out “Seers” in the Daily Nutmeg by Kathy Leonard Czepiel:
An entirely different view is suggested by Eric March’s stippled, colorful Cone of Vision, an oil painting of a clownish group of people on a beach holding white cones to their eyes (or peering into them, or wearing them on their head), thus limiting what each of them sees of the larger scene. The reference, March explains in an artist statement, is to “a rule of perspective drawing that dictates that only a portion of one’s view should be included [in] a drawing to eliminate distortions,” and the point, or at least one of them, is that we each see only fragments of the world around us. In March’s painting, a little boy imitates the adults, forming a cone with his hands. Two young businessmen have complicated the exercise with a contraption of their own. A little girl stands to the side, unconcerned; she’s eating an ice cream cone. The elder of the group, a woman leaning on a cane, is looking outward through her cone. Her eye, like a penny at the bottom of a well, is fixed on us.
And read Brian Slattery’s piece in the New Haven Independent “Artists Have 2020 Vision”:
Other artists in the show ran with the association of the numbers 2020 with perfect eyesight. Eric March used it to connect the show’s theme to a painting full of energy and whimsy.
My pastel workshop kicks off at Creative Arts Workshop next Thursday! Join me in using pastels to capture a portrait.
Dates: Thursdays, 5/2 – 5/23
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Tuition: 4 sessions: $180
My piece “Cone of Vision” (40″ x 26″, oil on canvas, 2017-2019) was accepted in Kehler Liddel Gallery‘s annual juried exhibition “2020”
The show runs April 25th – May 26th, 2019. 973 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT.
There will be a Panel Discussion, “Dialogue in a Time of Discord,” moderated by Leah Andelsmith on Sunday, April 28th, @ 3pm with an Opening Reception to follow until 6pm.
I originally showed “Cone of Vision” in my “Coney Island:Myth and Memory” show in 2017. But I reworked almost all it over the past year, keeping the essential concept and most of the poses but strengthening the weave of the composition and adding some new figures. It’s a good piece and I’m proud of it. And it looks better in person than in a jpg, so go see the show! 🙂
“Cone of Vision” refers to a concept in perspective drawing where you only draw a subset of your full view (what you can see within a 45-60 degree “cone” radiating out from your eye) to reduce the mismatch between the shapes the perspective system delivers and the shapes that you see with your eyes at the edges of your vision. I once showed my students how this works by actually building paper cones that they could look through. The result was a bit like what it looks like in this painting.