Art of the Scam
A commentary on 2 incidences of artists being caught copying other artists and the repercussions.
Heads on Tables – Learning Classical Drawing Techniques
Overview of drawing lessons learning classical techniques and applying them to contemporary realism.
Upper Darby, PA Education – Losing More than Future Tina Fey’s
May 2, 2012 There wasn’t much I enjoyed about school as a child. I was a depressed, scaredy kid that spent most of my time in my own head, reading, writing or drawing, but my schools were able to break down my inclination to introversion and provide me with creative outlets. I was lucky that…
Hibernation & Guilty Pleasures
It may be the shorter days but I feel the need to nest and go into art making hibernation. This means having an insatiable need to rearrange my home and make another attempt at putting together a livable and workable studio space. Strangely, it also means making playlists of down-tempo and OTR horror and reading…
Oil Painting Brushes – Too Many
A reader, and I’m sorry I never replied…I can’t seem to figure out the best way too on this blog, pointed me to a great website that compared and reviewed colored pencils. I really appreciated it! It helped a lot! Since I’ve been working at an art supply store I’ve had more time than most…
The Pursuit of the Original
It’s a weird feeling to see that the work you like to produce fits into a movement or oeuvre or genre or whatever. It’s a weird feeling to have to question yourself why that it is. It’s not that I want to create things that are not a response to the long history of art…
Mourning on the Internet
The past weeks have been difficult. My former art history professor, Yates Evans, at the TCC Visual Arts Center, ended his life earlier this month. I don’t claim to have been especially close to the man, but he was my friend and I feel his loss. I can’t imagine the devastation his family and life…
Artist As Predator
If I was good at writing I’d spend a lot of space here talking about how movies and drama have treated the artist as a madman(rather than woman) similarly to the mad scientist of many a horror film and book. The below examples don’t necessarily match that concept, but they are creepy stories featuring artists…