Saturday, October 31, 2009

Minneapolis Downtown View

View from the Hilton Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Overlooking The Ivy, the skywalks, and the Convention Center.

Ollinger Heights, Iowa

Isn't it funny - I didn't want to post this drawing since it seemed so tight to me and a little constipated. Then thinking it over ... I thought about how drawing really reflects our (or my) innermost beingness - I realized it's my reaction to the way suburbs are being developed these days - variations on one theme of architecture and how much I love old and ancient and classical forms. The very view here tightened me up, as the aesthetic of these kinds of neighborhoods make me feel constricted somehow, though some have very beautiful modern homes as well as providing families a place to live.

African Mask in my living room

Couldn't sleep one night so I parked myself out in the living room and drew this Chokwe mask I got from an African Art dealer. The hair are these hollow wooden beads - the face scared me at first and I thought about sending it back. I told the dealer that it may not work. Then the next day I looked again and it felt like he was happy in my house and we have gotten along ever since.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Buzz Salon, Iowa City

I have lived in San Francisco and NYC and never have I found someone to cut my short hair nearly as well as Jodi who owns Buzz Salon in Iowa City. Buzz was written up in Elle Magazine this summer as one of the top salons in the U. S. - and it really is! I was waiting for a trim and decided to pass the time drawing the antique chest of drawers with all the SMASHBOX products on it.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Coralville, Iowa - Oakdale Blvd Bridge Lights

I love these lights which line a small bridge through a semi-rural area towards a golf course. Sometimes, on a foggy day, they look like they are on the bridge over the river Styx.

The Englert Theater, Iowa City, Iowa

Nadia at Thursday's Drawing Group

Sunday, October 11, 2009

From Inside the Art Studio

Waiting for the model to arrive (and other artists) for a drawing session at the studio. That's  St. Peters out the window next door.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Drawings of model Ben

Ben posed for the drawing group on Thursday - he was great!