Friday, July 25, 2014

Mysterious Miscellaneous

And a random painting from senior year in college:
 "Unlabeled mixtape", oil on canvas, 36" x 24"
And something I drew yesterday in a coffee shop. "Fuel", Prismacolor and pencil on paper, 8" x 10"

Sets for Jabberwocky

Every summer for the past 6 years, I have headed up to Camp Jabberwocky on Martha's Vineyard. Jabberwocky is a sleep-away camp for people with disabilities and it is hands-down the most wonderful place on earth. The last two years, I have headed up to help with sets for our culminating camp play. The first year was Romeo & Juliet in Las Vegas:

And this year was Frankenstein's Last Dance. Behold, Gene Wilder:

Playing catch-up

Hello hello! It's been quite a while since I've added anything and it will take me a long time to find images of everything I have produced over the last few years, But I am determined! Med school or no med school, I'm an artist forever.
First up is a drawing of my lovely and amazing niece, Katharine Lee Dawson, born in December.
I've also been working (and not yet finished) on a painting of my sister Casey and our dog Rosie:

 Still not quite finished, I'll keep you posted. Literally. Heh.
 Pencil drawing of a starfish for mi madre.
 This is a picture taken when this painting was 85% finished. Marmee and baby Katharine.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Learning from the experts: A Street (I've Never Seen) in Venice

During my fall 2010 oil painting class at Williams, one of our early projects was to select a work at the Clark Art Museum ( or the Williams College Museum of Art and to copy it using various limited color palettes and experimental techniques. My selected piece was John Singer Sargent's oil painting of "A Street in Venice" from 1880-82, which is part of the collection at the Clark.

I produced five copies: 1) black and white,

2) one set of complementary colors (blue and orange),

3) the darker colors of palette with no white allowed,

4) the lighter colors of the palette with no black allowed (which was also executed solely with the palette knife),
and 5) only washes (oil paint thinned with medium) built up over a long working period

A Family Portrait

During the summer of 2010, I spent my time working on this portrait of the children and dog of good family friends. The oil painting was the largest I have done, measuring 48" x 72"!

Monday, November 21, 2011

More cupcakes and charcoal!

Cupcakes and charcoal?

Last fall semester, I took Prof. Epping's Oil Painting class at Williams. One of our first assignments was to paint dozens of representations of a cupcakes (procured from Tunnel City Coffee shop on Spring Street) and a lump of charcoal, supplied by our professor. The exercise was aimed toward exploring the use of our medium in any creative way we chose, resulting in 20 works of art with humble beginnings.