Our neighborhood is adorable
Maine fishing town
Issac Bell House detail
Portrait of my great grandmother, Emma. I proposed to my fiance with her wedding ring.
Our beautiful boy
Church of the Transfiguration, NYC
House on Buzzards Bay by Douglas Wright Architects.
A former room mate.
Designing a renovated entry for my parents…
Ol’ Frank in Manhattan
Sketches from a recent trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Some shingle style details I wanted to keep a record of.
The Church of the Transfiguration in Manhattan has a delightful garden where I often take my lunch. Sketch of the entry pavilion.
Sketches from a weekend camp getaway.
Notes, sketches, and constructions from a classical geometry seminar.
Sketching while waiting for a show to start at Lincoln Center.
I’ve been reading the journal of Eugene Delacroix, and he often made tracings of other artists and masters to study how they worked. Interesting how this method of study has fallen out of favor or seen as wrong today. But it’s a great way to improve your hand! Also a nice exercise when you aren’t feeling very creative. Anyway, here’s some DaVinci shit.
Sketching while waiting for @jackthehorsetavern to open for breakfast this morning. Added watercolor when we got back home.
Detail of column and plan of the Ladies Pavilion in Central Park.
View of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO.
View of the North Market in downtown Columbus on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Skyline of downtown Columbus and the Arena District from the North Market.
Another weekend of roaming through the neighborhood and we came upon 50-52 Brickel St designed by Lincoln Street Studio. I love their work and had to do a sketch.
Went out for a walk and managed to sketch the Pizzuti Collection before the rain hit. The Pizzuti Collection is a fantastic little art gallery in a repurposed/renovated historical building in the Short North. They feature exciting contemporary artists from around the world. Beyond the galleries, they also have an outdoor sculpture garden, roof terraces, and a public art & design library. The Pizzuti Collection also happens to be right in my backyard (literally), they’re great neighbors! Check out the latest exhibit if you’re in town.
Went for a walk at lunch and stopped to sketch the Windsor Arms apartment building in Grandview.
Some Sunday strolling & sketching in Victorian Village. Corner of Neil & Wilber Ave.
Recently, at the Columbus Museum of Art, there was an interactive exhibit to design your own original metal band logo using the themes and motifs common in these designs. So we did that.
We live in The Short North in Columbus, Ohio. It’s the city’s main fancy-pants arts district, and we give our landlord a small piece of art every month on our rent check envelope. Here’s part one.
I came to Patti Smith through her book Just Kids which was recommended to me by a friend. It ended up being one of my favorite books of the year. It was just my type of story; leaving a small town for the city, the bohemian lifestyle, and New York in the 60s. Oh, I’m sure it wasn’t so glamorous. It’s definitely romanticizing what had to be some tough shit at the time. But that’s what makes it so enticing.
Her life has been so interesting and exciting; meeting all those amazing people in New York in the 60s and 70s, her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe, and her devotion to her development as an artist. I’m looking forward to reading her new book M Train and learning more about this fascinating person.
Just a sketch of my
sweet baby angel dumb cat. I got a new sketchbook and am trying to commit to making a drawing per day in it. I was inspired bythe output of all the amazing artists I follow on Twitter. So I did a little experimenting with a new brush pen and some colored pencils. Digging the high saturation look at the moment.
When we moved into our current apartment in the Short North, we bought a washer-dryer machine from the previous tenants of our place. It’s a 3rd floor walk up with a maze-like set of stairs, so it was easier for them to just leave it in the flat and sell it to us. They stopped by on a hot afternoon while we were moving in, dripping in sweat, to collect the payment for the washer-dryer. We got to talking about the apartment, of course, and their nostalgia for the old walls mingled with our fresh excitement for arranging our belongings in a new light-filled space. They told us they had become good friends with the landlord by drawing little pictures on the envelope when they paid rent. I really took to this idea, and I picked up the practice where they left off. Except for (I think) one month, we’ve given our landlord a tiny piece of art each month that we’ve been here. Typically I like to draw the buildings in our neighborhood- especially the ones they own. Partially because of my predilection for architecture, and partially because our landlord is basically responsible for the resurgence/establishment of our neighborhood. I like the idea of living in the arts district and generating these little bits of art each month. It’s a good ritual. Here’s part 1 of my collection of rent check doodles.
The Unity Temple (1905-1908) by Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois.
Quick catalog of early Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Oak Park, Illinois.
The Robie House (1909) by Frank Lloyd Wright in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois.
The Walt Disney Concert Hall (2003) by Frank Gehry in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Venice Beach House (1986) by Frank Gehry in Venice, California, USA.