Friday, January 14, 2011

Dry Brush & Ink Wash Demonstration

Comment from visitor to the exhibition

Hi Will.

Just a note to let you know I saw your exhibit with a figure drawing friend. It was wonderful. Just a couple of thoughts:

My favorite was the figure just to the left as you enter the exhibit, full front small figure with rock in upper 1/3 of page. I liked the drawing, angle of the figure and proportions of 1/3 rock to 2/3 body. It seemed balanced and just right. She really liked that one too. We both loved the large scale.

After looking at the exhibit for a while I saw some of the rock weights as crystal from the way you drew them. It made me think that sometimes what weighs us down can be seen as a crystal instead of a rock. It can be a good thing too, a blessing. And the faces and bodies all had strength and beauty in doing the job of lifting and holding their rocks. Anyway, I thought the exhibit had a lot of optimism, and beauty and made me see things a little different, which is the purpose of art.


What are you going to do with the drawings? They looked great in your studio at CAL. Just out of curiosity, who was the model?

Talk to you later,


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Art Institute students draw the figure at Charlotte Art League

In November and December 2010, students from the Art Institute of Charlotte (Ai) travelled to the Charlotte Art League (CAL) for a figure drawing class.  The class was open to members of the Charlotte Art League and approximately 20 members took advantage of the class.  I was the primary instructor, but both Joan Vitale of CAL and Don Micheal of Ai provided guest demonstrations.  The above video was made by Ai photography students during the last class in December.  The filed trip was a community outreach project in conjunction with my figure drawing exhibition "Weight". 

CAL is located in Charlotte Historic Southend district on the light rail line.  Several students arrived early and had dinner at Phat Burrito or the Commn Market.  Many students rode the light rail to CAL. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Exhibit extended to end of January

The exhibition for January at the Art Institute gallery fell through for some reason.  So, the Weight exhibition will remain up through January.  The gallery is open 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday.  Thanks to everyone who has come by!  Happy New Year!