Friday, September 16, 2011


This is a shot of my classroom whiteboard. The lesson is on value and texture. I tell students that once I've drawn something (like the sharks), if I use it a few times, I'll usually remember it. I tell them that once you figure out how to draw something new, you can almost always find some other way to use it or another place to put it. This piece is "Sharkmouth" and the whiteboard is four feet tall.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Expo Retablo

Okay, so here's my latest. This is a drawing executed with Expo dry erase markers on my bathroom mirror. It is 3' x 7' and I procrastinated and went on vacation so it's taken a couple of months to complete. The title is just "Retablo" and the format was inspired by the Retablo de Ciudad Rodrigo which is currently on display in the University of Arizona art museum. A Retablo is an alterpiece, a work of art created to stand on, or behind an alter in a church. The Retablo de Ciudad Rodrigo has something like 26 panels each about the size of the two panels I've drawn here. My Retablo is just for fun. Hope you like it.