Saturday, January 21, 2012

Frederic Rodrigo Gruger

So today I went to the Special Collections at the University of Oregon in Eugene. They have some original Frederic Rodrigo Gruger drawings and a bunch of originals from other artist of his time. I can't post the pictures that I took there, but I can post some pictures from his book that I would highly recommend. UVU has this book in its library.

Seeing the originals of great artists is so inspiring. The brush strokes, smudges, old white gouache that has turned blue, pen and ink!! I have been a big fan of Gruger for a long time. I pick up his book at least once a week. These are a few pictures from his book.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Real Italian Copy Drawings!!!!

I heard the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon was having a collection of real Italian renaissance drawings. Before this exhibit I have never seen a real renaissance drawing in person. These were collected by Count Alessandro Maggiori (1764-1834). I also learned that one could go and do copies of these drawings. I was so excited to go and do some copies. So these are some copies that I did of the drawings. Sorry I don't have photos of the real things. You will just have to imagine that I did a good job. I am so thankful for the museum in letting people do copies.

Why do copies??? If you have a purpose in mind you can learn much. If you have no purpose you are wasting your time. I have others that I will post maybe????

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Variation on the pencil extender/lengthener

These will only fit one size. I wish they were adjustable like
the rubber bands. I really like the look, especially the thicker one.