A Few for the Ages

I often go into periods of infatuation with artists whose work effortlessly illustrates a skill I’m trying to learn. I’ll read all I can about them and make studies of their work. But I have several enduring favorites. I’d like to introduce them to you through my eyes, although many or most you already know: Da…

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Colleen Barry Figure Drawing Workshop

(Featured image: a charcoal drawing on tone paper by Colleen Barry.)   I should have long ago stated that my contemporary hero artist is Colleen Barry. Her drawing above, and some more of her work below: This last image is in Juliette’s book Lessons on Classical Drawing, where I first saw Colleen’s work. She lives in…

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“Life Studies: What I Learned When I Learned to Draw,” by Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, June 2011

This profile from June 2011 of Jacob Collins is one of the best explanations of the classical realism atelier movement I’ve read.

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The Book Project

Since last summer I have been working with Juliette as artistic designer of her fourth book, Lessons in Classical Painting. I believe it will be available in book stores next spring. Her last book Lessons in Classical Drawing is a work of such high calliber that I’ve read it over and over again and the binding is peeling back from the hard cover. If I’m ever asked why this atelier, why this teacher, the answer is quite literally…

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