All posts by Jean Marcellino

Alice in Wonderland

These two drawings were done from iPhone shots, so I had to wait for quite a long stretch to take the photos until there were no kids sitting on Alice’s lap. The sculpture is by Jose de Creeft, having been commissioned by the philanthropist George Delacorte. It graces the north […]

Portrait of Sandra Day O’Connor

My portrait of the Justice is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. For five years it was on display in the Contemporary Americans Gallery, but is now “in rotation,” meaning that it’s basically in storage. Hopefully, one day it will be viewable again. […]

Mercury Atop Grand Central

It was an honor to receive the Cecilia Cardman award through the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club at the National Arts Club in February of 2020 for this large drawing in charcoal pencil. I’ve always been fascinated by this magnificent sculptural array featuring Mercury, appropriately the god of transportation and […]

Etching and Aquatint

I so enjoyed studying mezzotint with Fred Mershimer at the Manhattan Graphics Center, that I couldn’t resist a ten-week course in etching and aquatint that he was teaching there. I decided to stick with one image throughout the intaglio exercises in order to focus on the techniques without the distraction […]

All About Naje

I recently wandered into The Urban Dictionary, and to my astonishment found that “Naje,” my domain name, is considered to be an actual word! Here’s the definition: “It is to make large amounts of money with no effort or ‘a money making machine. ‘That guy is such a naje, he […]