Friday, January 31, 2014

Menhir or Dolmen

What are we looking at:  a Menhir (Obelix' stubborn opinion)  or a Dolmen (Asterix' point of view)? 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Protected Child

I remember this sketch.  I remember trying a painting from it but nothing good came of it.  I remember that wish we all have to protect our children from all harm.  And that maddening knowledge that we can't. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Here is a sketch of a cellist and below the little painting that followed:

Monday, January 27, 2014

Funky Plant

In those days of imaginary plants, I was really enjoying playing with the inside of one main shape.   Below is one of my more elaborate drawings from that time:

Friday, January 24, 2014

8 plants

One of the very early drawings from my Funky Plants period.  I did tons of elaborate pen and ink drawings along these lines.  And a few paintings too.  Here is one I like:

Thursday, January 23, 2014


I find it difficult to name abstract pieces.  I don't have a clue during execution.  Pieces get named afterward.  A detail will trigger a title, or a general movement.  This one looks to me like Paths, a straight one and some curly ones. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Decidedly entering the more abstract portion of my notebook.  This mountain-like shape appeared over and over in drawings and paintings later on.  For example below:  Green Mountain.  

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


At Bang-on-a-Can marathon at MassMoca in July 2005, I let my pencil run on the paper during a piece.  

Friday, January 17, 2014


Never read the whole book but enjoyed bits and pieces when I was young.  Great characters, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Character Study

Playing with ink pens with a character study.  Working on child-like style.  Already enjoying "blackening".  (2005)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Family Portrait

From left to right:  Sam, Eva, David and Yael.  Done from memory.  The dog jumping in a garbage can is an inside joke that maybe Eva and Sam will remember.  I don't, but it was very funny.   (2005)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

4 Dudes

How fun it is to find drawings I had completely forgotten.  Obviously I was in a playful mood.  What is funny to me is how the second character looks just like my little brother David.  (I remember that he agreed.) 

Monday, January 13, 2014


Next drawing from my old notebook.  I was playing with different pens and pencils lying around at my mother's apartment.   I even wonder if the reddish lines were not black originally.  
Here is an oil painting exploring the same theme:  


Friday, January 10, 2014

Tribal Art

Next in old notebook is a page of sketches done at an exhibit of Tribal Art in Paris.  Great stuff there!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Catching up

Difficulties with Blogger made me post on FB but not here.  Time to catch up with the next few images from my old notebook.

On Friday, I posted this sketch.  Done from a sculpture a few years ago at Mass Moca.  I remember a series of very realistic tigers studded with arrows.  It was quite impressive.   

Monday, I posted this early abstraction.  2 Spirals.  I went through a period of spirals and still enjoy looking at them.  Here is below a drawing I did from that sketch, in oil pastels:

Tuesday was the turn of this page:

It shows an early effort at incorporating comics and children's books.  A potential page for Mothers Can't Get Sick were I do do it again.  

And earlier tonight, I posted this sketch of a beautiful statue in Paris and sketched quickly later on from memory:  

Thanks to Google I was able to find that it is by sculptor Baltasar Lobo:

Absolutely no continuity in these images.  I am posting chronologically and they do happen in that order in the notebook.  

Friday, January 3, 2014

12 Heads

From old notebook, similar to yesterday's study.  With heads this time.  

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Figures + Panels

 Done with End of Year/New Year celebrations.  Time to resume posting: 

Here are 2 pages from my old sketchbook where I was exploring the variations of a figure in a square.  Another sign of my love for panels.