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.
Church of the Transfiguration, NYC
A former room mate.
Designing a renovated entry for my parents…
Ol’ Frank in Manhattan
The Church of the Transfiguration in Manhattan has a delightful garden where I often take my lunch. Sketch of the entry pavilion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Unity Temple (1905-1908) by Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois.
Interior view of 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.
Interior view of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel (1976) by John Portman & Associates in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Interior view of The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (2002) by Rafael Moneo in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (2002) by Rafael Moneo in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Martin House (1905) by Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo, New York, USA.
Interior view of the Kolumba Museum by Peter Zumthor in Köln, Deutschland (Cologne, Germany).
Königsplatz designed by Leo von Klenze. München, Deutschland. (Munich, Germany).
Interior of the Antoniuskirche (St. Anthony’s Church) by Karl Moser in Basel, Switzerland.
The sketchercise challenge was to try making two views in the same location. One view focused on the distant background (left), and one focused on the foreground (right).
Allianz Arena by Herzog and de Meuron in München, Deutscheland (Munich Germany).
Early villas by Le Corbusier in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Includes La Chaux-de-Fonds Theatre, Villa Schwob, and Corb’s parent’s house.