Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bolano at Barcelona

A very conservative dress except for the teddy bear heads! From Macleans.Ca: A model presents a creation from the Manuel Bolano collection at the 080 Barcelona fashion show, January 27, 2010. REUTERS/Albert Gea LINK

Skull Theft of Geniuses

What happened to Goya's head? Apparently he wasn't the only one.
Read about it: MACLEANS LINK (Story by Brian Bethune)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

"Every Glass Sterilized" 1933

Originally uploaded by hastingsgraham
Photo of the Day.

My New Paintings in Progress (Crehore)

Figure Sketch by Amy Crehore (beach scene copyright 2009)
Partial scan of new oil painting on linen in progress by Amy Crehore
(beach scene, right-hand side)

Partial scan of new painting on linen in progress by Amy Crehore (beach scene, left-hand side with ukulele player)

Partial scan of another new oil painting on linen in progress by Amy Crehore (banjo player)

I always like the way things look while they are still progressing, so I thought I would scan parts of these paintings in mid-stream. I have been working very hard for weeks on these two new works. You can see my preliminary sketch (at top) for one of these paintings.

The Art of Amy Crehore

Thursday, January 28, 2010


These magazine covers from the 1920's are beautiful and inspiring. Simplicissimus was a satirical German Magazine started by Albert Langen in April 1896 and published through 1967. Contributors included writers Thomas Mann, Herman Hesse, Rainer Maria Rilke, and artists George Grosz and Käthe Kollwitz. Read more about history here: wikipedia
See more covers at ephemera assemblyman (thanks!) and at their website archive: Simplicissimus Magazine.

Draw Serge!

Serge by Mitch Blunt
Serge by Lionel Richerand

I keep meaning to find the time to draw one of these! Here are two fantastic drawings of Serge Gainsbourg done for
a blog curated by illustrator Jonathan Edwards. Fun!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010