Category Archives: Ideas

Ugolino Series

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’s “Ugolino and His Sons” dominates the Petrie Court at the Met, and continues to inspire awe. I’ve greatly enjoyed creating large drawings of various details of this magnificent sculpture. The above photo gives you a sense of scale. The legend of Ugolino della Gherardesca is mesmerizing and terrifying. […]

Spontaneity Series

The inspiration for this series began when I found out that the Century planned to mount a show of paintings themed “The City.” I love exhibiting there, but had nothing remotely in the category, so of course decided to do an appropriate painting immediately. As I walked home, I mulled […]

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 […]