Building An Idea – Leafy Thing

Started as a doodle, whatever a doodle is, turned into a leafy thing, then it needed a pot. Last semester, I played a little with opposing curves to add body and direction to form. I let this one flow randomly and it grew without much guidance or intention.

Building An Idea – Innocent Advertising???

I'm fascinated and amused by the advertisements of the 1940's to 1960's. There's always a tension between innocence and the desire to corrupt. I mean, what little kid wouldn't think a smiling cigarette just wants to be their friend?

Building An Idea – Textured Points

I forgot to mention that one of the categories prompted by our drawing teacher was doodles. Doodles? That could be anything! Too many possibilities and choices for me. So, I reverted to some amorphous shapes, loosely ornamented with dots. I think there are 2 like this one.

Building An Idea – Part 2

Please take a peak at yesterday's post regarding the unpacking of an idea in this semester's drawing class. You can consider this post as an introduction to the specific pieces that will follow. Because these are rapid (almost spontaneous) drawings, I am not sure how much I will have to say about each. At this … Continue reading Building An Idea – Part 2

Building An Idea – Part 1

At the end of last semester, the drawing teacher gave us some homework. I frankly didn't understand what he intended to do and he said he did that on purpose. The task was to do 4 or 5 rapid drawings every day of the Xmas break in order to have between 40 and 60 to … Continue reading Building An Idea – Part 1

People of Some Distinction – A New Series

Born from paintings I saw on a trip to the Dominican Republic (eons ago) and a desire to evolve my People of the land series, I created this new series. I have to be honest, it's been sitting in the current state in my storage room for over a year and I finally pulled it … Continue reading People of Some Distinction – A New Series

Secret Memory Box #1 – The Box Project – Glazed

It started with a pinch-pot; the bottom was tapped into a foot shape then scored for texture; when leather-hard, the lid was carved out and the handle attached and textured; after a little more drying, it was burnished; dried to bone dry and bisqued; the lid was stained with iron oxide, the sides doted with … Continue reading Secret Memory Box #1 – The Box Project – Glazed

Come get your hands dirty and have some fun at The Dorval Potters Guild!

Hello Pottery Enthusiasts! The Winter Semester of classes is just around the corner! Come get your hand dirty and have some fun at The Dorval Potters Guild! Registration for winter pottery classes will be taking place on Wednesday December 18th, from 6:30pm to 8pm, in our studio (room S014A) located in the basement of the Sarto … Continue reading Come get your hands dirty and have some fun at The Dorval Potters Guild!

Goya Squares Project: Imagining Space in 1950

Following the Beelzebub & Bob drawing, the teacher suggested I try again, only this time with only one of the Goya squares. So I did. I now had a couple of Pixma fine point pens to work with, instead of that silly metal nib and inkwell. I stared at the Goya square. I stared at … Continue reading Goya Squares Project: Imagining Space in 1950

Goya Squares Project: Beelzebub and Bob

Oh, how I didn't want to do this project at first! Really, I didn't understand the directions. I mean, take these small poorly photocopied and cut up pieces of famous Goya etchings and extrapolate the lines outward into whatever vision comes to you. Oh, and we have to use a dip-pen with metal nib and … Continue reading Goya Squares Project: Beelzebub and Bob