The Flemish Servant Girl

I am uncertain where I found the original photo for this portrait, but I'm sure the original photo didn't look like a close-up of the Dutch or flemish school painting. Perhaps the style or brushstroke indicative of these schools is all over the fingerprints of the Expressionist style I love so much. What ism or … Continue reading The Flemish Servant Girl

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The Elder, Albert; Without A Pipe

First, do you also feel that this gentleman is missing his pipe? I get the feeling his hands might be fidgeting without it. Perhaps it's the feeling that he isn't sitting still, or that his eyes are imploring me to hurry up and finish the drawing, so he can get on with his business. I … Continue reading The Elder, Albert; Without A Pipe

The Early Industrialist

I'm pretty sure this was an early exploration into my artist portraits series. I had decided to capture random faces from old pictures on Google images. I have no clue who this person was, but he reminds me of a face from a 19th century portrait. This might have been before photography was readily available. … Continue reading The Early Industrialist

It Is As It Was

The expression is very matter-of-fact and I have no clue what I was thinking when I drew it. It's an old drawing I just found in a sketchbook I wanted to recycle for a new class. What amazes me is the alertness of the face and the amount of expression that only a few lines … Continue reading It Is As It Was

In The Moment

Every now and then, I look through old sketchbooks to see if there are any unused pages left that can be recycled or repurposed for new projects. I usually find forgotten drawings that make me shout in my head WTF was I thinking when I drew this? This is a great example. These days, I … Continue reading In The Moment

Face at the Track & The Three Amigos

In a recent drawing class, there teacher told us of an upcoming project that would have us seeing faces everywhere, in all sorts of inanimate objects. When I left class that prophecy stayed loud and clear in my mind. This morning on the way to school, I found these faces. See more at Arts M.Perron … Continue reading Face at the Track & The Three Amigos

The Little Piano Table

Originally posted on Found - The Repurposed Design Company Have ever told you before how much I enjoy salvaging furniture? This little fellow was lost under a pile of broken Ikea shelves when I found him. I thought art was just some small bench or couch-side table. Imagine my surprise when I could open it … Continue reading The Little Piano Table

The Three Gentlemen Walkers

The idea for this came from my People of the Land series. As I was painting it, I started to feel that the muse was whispering other influences right into my mind. The colours are more African inspired, and the figures feel like some traditional Cuban or Dominican folk pain tings I've seen in markets … Continue reading The Three Gentlemen Walkers

Waiting

Going back to a more Cubist styling with this beauty. She reminds me of an earlier drawing called "Lovelie Lao". It looks here like I've caught her waiting for someone or something and scrunching up her shoulders with some resignation of their delay. The layering and using of the sides of the conte sticks seems … Continue reading Waiting

The New Doonesbury

Her title came to me in a flash. Do you remember the Doonesbury comic strips? That's what she remind me of. Something sardonic in her expression. Thay all had it. A certain incredulity in their eyes. The odd hair that always looks like it's blown but something other than wind. I played a little more … Continue reading The New Doonesbury