I haven’t blogged here for a while. But I am still thinking and writing — and breathing. And I want to share what I’m making with you.
But I don’t want to make you have to drag all the way over to this website to read it. Instead, I will send my blatherings
to you — if you tell me where to send ’em. directly
and give me your info. I’ll do the rest. Just click here
No matter how long were have been making art, it’s still important to revisit the basics. In this essay, I explore why — and how even dogs need a lifetime of learning.
Today’s session is a meditative practice to make you feel calm and centered. All you need is a pen, some paper, and something organic, complex and random to draw. Danny will explain what that means in the video. Today’s lesson is from the course: “Seeing”. More
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Greetings from my bunker to yours! Let’s get together and draw a little. It’ll pass the time, break the isolation and make us feel calm and centered.
Here’s the deal: Every day at noon ET, I will go onto YouTube and Facebook and share a lesson from the vast SketchBook Skool archive of lessons. Then we’ll work on it together.
I did it for the first time today and 350+ people showed up — we had a lovely time.
(Recording below) Continue reading
“Live Drawing Parties”
Image: Dawn at the Newark airport. I’m going on vacation.
These are times of worry, stress and anxiety. History is thrashing around like an avalanche, the solid ground is shifting, the familiar landscape is collapsing.
We shrink when a stranger coughs. Wildfires. Politics. Economics.The news cycle is unrelenting.
“How to cope.”
I was recently interviewed by
Donna Seebo. A fun discussion about the basics of art, why Warhol painted soup cans, why Picasso was great, the nature of talent and more.
Click to hear the interview
Last night, we had
Tommy Kane and his wife Yun, Lapin from Barcelona, and Veronica Lawlor over for an Indian dinner. It was so lovely to be with these great friends and great artists.
Veronica, Tommy, me and Lapin. In hats. Continue reading
“Dinner with friends”
I had a great time chatting with Suzanne Redmond. Listen to it
I had great fun yesterday talking to Paula Granquist for her show “ArtZany: radio for the imagination” on KYMN in Minnesota. We discussed why people think they can’t draw, how to get started making art, my books, Sketchbook Skool and loads more. Here’s a recording of
My newest column in
The Artist’s Magazine is out.
(Astute readers will recognize that an earlier draft of it appeared right first here in my blog. One more reason to subscribe and be the to read cool stuff).
Continue reading “On newstands now”