Category Archives: Russ Cox
As fall is making a quick stop here in Maine before winter comes for a visit, I have been holed up in my studio working on a wide range of projects when it dawned on me that I have neglected my poor blog. I was surprised that the last time I posted on it was over a month ago. Where does the time go? I did have a vacation to Pennsylvania to visit family and friends during the lapse in postings so it was not like it was all work and no play. I must admit that I am ready for winter. It is my favorite season with the cold air and snow. Not that I am a skier but just love the look and feel of winter. Everyone thinks I am crazy and they are probably right.
Oh, if all this is not enough, I am doing a Schoolism Painter class with Ryan Woodward. I felt like I needed a jump start with the software. This is a great class for anyone who wants to learn Painter and pick up a few techniques along the way. The above image are a few samples from the course. I still need to finish it up before it expires. I promise you that I do sleep from time-to-time.
Well that is it for this posting. I do hope to have some things to show very soon and maybe a few more announcements so please hang in there.
I have been very busy these past few weeks so I thought I would post a collection of doodles. Many of you probably have already seen them on my Facebook or Google+ pages but since I do not have a lot to report at the moment, I would just share them again.
My picture book, Faraway Friends, is ready to be submitted to publishers and maybe a few agents. The feedback on it so far has been very positive. A few friends and colleagues have read over it and provided lots of valuable feedback and insight. We shall where it leads me.
Lots of book work seems to be coming in at the moment with some small publishers plus Outhouse Ink sent me another story to begin working on which I am very excited about. I cannot really chat too much about the projects I am working on due to confidentially forms that were signed.
On Friday evenings, I have been giving drawing lessons to a 9 year old boy who’s parents we are friends with in Pittsfield. It has been a very fun experience and the boy has talent! You may be reading about him one day.
Until next time, I will leave you with this comment:
“Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.” ~Theodore Dreiser, Life, Art, and America, 1917
One of the past nights on the island, the three houses had a group party and showcase for our art. We started at Chadwick for cocktails and appetizers, Eider Duck for dinner and then our house for desert and music. I brought my banjo and played a few tunes with people joining in with pots & pans, spoons, and some flat footin’.
Jennifer Morris and Kelly Light play this fun warmup game where you take several odd shapes and turn them into characters. It is so much fun to warm up the brain by doing this. It brought back memories of high school when we would play this game in study hall. You should give it a try and join in on the fun! Here are my quick doodles from Jennifer’s sample sheet.