Grass3 was completed in August, 2010. 30 x 58 inches it took took an inordinately long time to draw. http://mlyon.com/wp-content/gallery/grass3/2008_08_grass3_588x400.jpg
My lawn seems a near-perfect subject for drawings and woodblock prints. Grass-1 was a drawing (not yet completed). Grass-2 is a woodblock print — sixteen blocks cut two blocks to a sheet of 4×8 foot quarter-inch cherry plywood. Grass-3 is another drawing under construction at the moment. This format allows me to ink and print […]
Chandler is an old high school friend of my children. Last year I ran into Chandler and was struck by his great head and asked if he’d model for a portrait. He agreed and I phoned and emailed him more than once or twice in an effort to schedule him into my studio. He never […]
Our good friends Ed and DJ were having dinner with us at a nice Westport restaurant and Rousseau served us (she later recalled that we were a ‘good’ table). She was so pleasant and with such a mobile expression and well defined features and that wonderful tuxedo-esqu blouse… I wanted to use her for a […]
Daum exhibit shows the computer’s versatile role in modern art June 23, 2010 5:19 PM John Hansen The Sedalia Democrat An artist using a computer to create art is nothing new, yet they are always using it to push boundaries. At the Daum Museum’s “Virtual Media: Computer-aided Art from the Collection,” visitors can marvel at […]
October, 2009, Michael Rees was one of 15 artists invited to Kansas City by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art for their 15th Anniversary Celebration.
Michael is a great guy, established artist, extroverted, outspoken, and a bit larger than life. We’d made a date for him to visit my studio and shoot sources for a portrait while he was here, and I thoroughly enjoyed him! After the shoot I went to a huge breakfast with Michael, his wife Mary Ann Strandell, and Chris Brown (another guest artist in town for the event) at YJ’s, the cozy cafe next door to Birdies (Peregrine Honig’s lingerie shop)… What a great morning — I don’t get out much — this was so VERY stimulating!!!
Images of new 85 x 43 inch pen and ink drawing of dancer and choreographer Jennifer Owen completed June 13, 2010.
An unusual edition of three original pen and ink drawings plus two proofs — drawing began in late April and finished up in late May. Can drawings be prints? These are not at all printerly, but there ARE three identical (in the sense of an edition of prints) original drawings, each one measuring 18 x […]
This month I built a bench for our living room. It’s 18 inches high, 55 inches long, 19 inches deep and is the only upholstered furniture I’ve designed. Linda and I picked out the fabric in advance and I intended my six legs to reflect the ovals design of the fabric. The six eccentric turnings […]
Today I completed a LOOOOONG project — the painting of fellow artist Peregrine Honig in black and white acrylics over sumi-painted and gilded paper. It’s somewhat larger than life. I first painted the paper black with sumi ink. Then I gilded the clothing area in silver leaf. My plan was to paint black on the […]