3/31/17

Solidarity in Purple

Tempest I
Tempest II
Purple Mini Paintings on tiny Easels

Nestled behind behind the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, GA, Markey Gallery will be opening its doors with its Grand Opening on July 7th.  Its owner and director, Amber Byrd, is a savvy young entrepreneur who has been on the art scene in Marietta and Atlanta for some time.

I met Amber a few years back when represented at the ever popular dk Gallery.  Amber was an assistant there at the time, and her picturesque stance, genteel nature and smile were infectious; visitors, artists, and clientele gravitated toward her like moths to a light!  Amber's continued and steadfast involvement in the arts scene as an ambitious promoter and publication writer/photographer, and work as an artist representative continued to garner her great respect in the community. I look forward to seeing her gallery come into its own over the coming months, and working with her as an artist represented by the gallery. 

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2/12/17

Honesty in Art



“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. ” ~Salvador Dali

Behind in a little blogging here!  Since my last post we had an election, and I thought I would catch up and post some images I have already posted on social media, please excuse if you have seen these already!  They are pretty self-explanatory, the sanguine image at the top of the post is a sketch I did of one of Leonardo's subjects, from the book underneath,  Leonardo da Vinci – the Complete Paintings, by Frank Zollner.  If paint went away entirely, I would be okay with a stick of charcoal.  I love the raw, rudimentary aspect of nothing but charcoal and a clean surface to scratch it upon. 

I am the world's worst for picking apart my work.  For instance, now that the sketches are complete, I see in the side-by-side that I was a little heavy handed with Hillary's brow creases, her chin was contoured incorrectly, and her lower cheeks could stand to be a tad fuller.  That written I am okay with it, it is an honest sketch, with honest errors.  That is what makes us human. 

We have had some mild days in Georgia this winter, but you will not hear a complaint from me. There is nothing better to me than walking on warm wood floors and not hearing the heat pump running all day, something I got use to growing up in the low country of Beaufort, SC. 

I have been working on some new work.  We can talk about that later.  My best to anyone coming across this blog; be well, and above all things, be happy.