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Re-visiting Older Works

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There is some value in looking at the past. There maybe something that you forgot about and would like to revisit, a theme or approach to resolving your work. One thing that becomes clear is that no matter what you felt about your work in the past, you see how your views about what you do has changed. It would make sense that this would be a good lesson to remember but I never do.

I’ve had this feeling since the beginning of the new year that I’ve been trying to prove something. Today I decided to take some time off and just look at my old drawings and let them speak to me. They were not as great as I thought they were, but there was a sensitivity in how I approached drawing that I would like to get to. So I am at this moment off to a friends house to study and draw two models. See if I can capture what I looking for.


Written by Bob Martin

February 15, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Creating ways to Sell Art part #1

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I been looking over old drawings and monotypes that I’ve created over the years and have decided to put them up for sale. I love them, but I think it’s time for some one else to love them as well. I’m developing a site where they can be purchased. You will be able to find the link next week here and on

Written by Bob Martin

August 24, 2006 at 5:48 pm


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Here is a drawing by one of my buddies (LJ) Laurie's Drawingwhich reminds me of the work of Gwen John. There is a lot going here and it would be real easy to over work each area.

Like Gwen John there are understated suggestions. For me it has a gentle contemplative sense about it. There some questions here. What am I going to wear? What did I do? Where am I?

Written by Bob Martin

June 2, 2006 at 3:42 pm

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