Kevin Necessary did for the WCPO website.
Jerry Dowling also did a write up with lots of photos.
Great turnout this year!
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Check out the show opening for Anthony Tank Mansfield, Jaimie Filer, and me on Monday, December 15th at Popp=d ART on 2622 Vine St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 at 5:00 until 8 pm.
We will be on hand with a bunch of prints and originals just in time for your favorite winter holiday of choice.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/711673215595275/
Join Jim Effler for Painting with Modern Methods and Classical Principals at the Evendale Cultural Arts Center Wed. evenings 6:30 to 8:30, Jan. 7,2015 to Feb 11,2015
More details here...
More details here...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Christmas Party is Sunday, December 14th at 6 PM at Slatt's.
RSVP by Friday, December 12th!
1. Even if you cannot make it to the weekly lunch, the party is a good way to see everyone who cannot make it regularly.
2. After dinner, they let us take over the room and everyone brings artwork to set up and show off on the tables if they want to after they are cleared.
3. There is no advance fee and everyone gets separate checks. Slatt's is very accommodating. You can get dinner or just a drink.
Hope to see you there!
Friday, December 5, 2014
As you can see in my original sketch, I had envisioned using the time bubbles, but the further I rendered the first piece, the more I realized the time bubbles would just clutter things up. For the revised version, I decided to put all the elements into various time bubbles, and have them floating along in a quantum foam.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Two open hours of short poses, to develop speed and capture energy!
Join us for a high-energy evening of OPEN, uninstructed gesture and short-pose figure drawing. Practice capturing movement and hone your intuitive sense of anatomy in a session of life drawing focused on multiple poses and gesture drawing. The session will begin with poses ranging from 30 seconds to two minutes, and later move on to 5 to 15 minute poses. Participants must provide their own materials.
Manifest's Drawing Center Studios in Madisonville
4905 Whetsel Avenue (second floor)
Go here for more information or to register online (can also register at the door)
Cost: $12 ($6 for college and high school students)
(participants still must register in advance or upon arriving at the Drawing Center)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
|Christina Wald and Amy Bogard|
We brought our sketchbooks along (well yes, they are always with us actually) There was a lot to choose from and we have sketched at the Museum Center a couple times before. The exhibit focuses on mummification around the world and the science of decomposition in addition to the expected Egyptian mummies.
Some aspects of the exhibit are very moving. It is amazing how quickly we return to the decayed leaf litter when we die. Everything goes back to the dust it arose from ( Carl Sagan said "we are all star stuff" which is a much prettier way to say that.)
There are also cadavers used for scientific study in the show. We have a couple medical illustrators who come to the illustrators lunch occasionally and one recently brought pictures of a cadaver arm she drew from for a project. They made me think of her and the tradition of Leonardo Da Vinci. Although oddly we did not sketch that part of the show.
The creepiest part of the exhibit are the shrunken heads; definitely examples of the darker circumstances of death.
Anyway, here are some of the exhibits we did sketch from...
|Sketch by Amy Bogard|
|Perhaps the creepiest photo of the day of Christina Wald sketching|
|Final shrunken head sketch by Christina Wald|
Here are some sketches Amy did of natural mummification of a child found in Peru.
|Pages from Amy Bogard's aketchbook|
|Amy Bogard's final sketch|
|The main Egyptian Mummy room by Chrisitna Wald|
|Sketch by Christina Wald|
Amy also does an amazing sketch journal workshop in Taos, New Mexico every June. It is amazing! I hope to go again some year...
We are looking for more indoor places to sketch for the winter. Ideas?
Thanks to WCPO Insider for the free tickets for this post c/o (courtesy of WCPO Insider).