Thursday, November 18, 2010


Dear Blog,
I'm sorry I have been away for a while.
Rome is winding down...
Which means work is starting to pick up up up!!!
I'm going to try and be more vigilant with my updating...
In the meantime, I got a tumblr!
Which is basically like a picture blog... so feel free to check this from time to time too!

Monday, November 8, 2010


So this is the final piece I submitted for the Drawing show we are having here at Temple Rome in conjunction with a group of Italian Art students.
I chose to do a portrait of my best friend Tyler based on a self portrait he took of himself a few weeks ago. I can't really explain it, but I was so drawn to the photo upon seeing it that I knew I wanted to draw it myself.
I have to say I learned a lot through this piece and while it's not completely proportional, I really am pretty pleased with how it came out; especially the shirt.
40in. x 40in. Vine and Compressed Charcoal.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Cut Above...

This is the first state of a Linoleum Print I'm working on in Rome.
We have to have at least four colors in it; with black and white not counting as colors. The image is a photo booth picture of my friends and I at Knobels amusement park last summer.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Hint of Tint...

Sneak peak of the aquatint I'm working on...
Here's the etching state of the plate.
Tomorrow I'll print it, then start the aquatint.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Back to School, Back to Work...

Gotta Love Those Late Nights in the Studio...
I have so much to do this week!
-2 or 3 24x24 drawings
-1 40x40 drawing
-Make two posters for Gianni
-Aquatint by Tuesday
-Propose my final project for Rome Sketchbook
--Figure Modeling
-Italian Quiz
-Send out Postcards and Letters
-Grad Talk
-Help Kristin with her project...
(Most of it takes place Monday-Wednesday too! Busy Busy Busy!!!)

Friday, October 29, 2010

White Walls...

Fresh Start...
Needed a change. Cleaned my studio and rearranged a few things. Hopefully now I can focus on this upcoming drawing show.
Gina's Studio.
Dan's Studio.
Coady's Studio.
Natalie's Studio.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Masks On, Mask Off...

My Printmaking class in Rome right before the aquatint demo.
I love this class.