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For an elegant event, caricatures—my caricatures—are a perfect form of entertainment.  People often tell me that my drawings are not the usual amusement park fare.  Thank you.  I come from a fine art background and I guess it shows.

So, about elegance.  The banquet chairs covered in white satin with lavender bows, delicate food, subdued conversation—I love this kind of setting.  Did you know, you can be elegant and still throw your head back in laughter when you see your Hilden Caricature?  Thank you, Shakenya and David!  Best to you and the baby!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Continuing the theme of color vs. black/white  (see previous post),  this profile shows what a line drawing at its best can do.  By “best”  I mean that the line is lively and economical, nothing is overstated, nothing can be taken out without ruining the whole.  This style is perfect for corporate events. It’s to the point and elegant.   It’s also very quick. From an artist’s point of view, this is harder to do than color, because in a line drawing like this, there can be no second thoughts.  It’s all there in three or four minutes.  Full stop.

A small convention of very technical techies met at the Hyatt to compare notes and practice their techie lingo.  You can invite me to all these meetings and trust me not to reveal your tech secrets.  They talked right in front of me as I was drawing them and I caught the occasional conjunction and preposition.  I’m safe, I’ll never be a cyber-spy.  They were gracious to me, a mere mortal, and three of them—three!—were art enthusiasts and collectors.  What a treat!

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If the bar-mitzvah boy is an enthusiastic photographer and accomplished caricaturist, then holding the celebration at the Art Center of Highland Park certainly is the right thing to do.  The party was held in the galleries themselves, with art work all around us.  The most elegant and cultivated setting you can imagine!  For me, an absolute pleasure. ( I have had some of my paintings shown in these galleries. In addition to working as a caricaturist I’m also an abstract painter and teacher;  see http://artamaze.wordpress.com)  The slide show featured some of Jacob’s work.  I found his caricatures most interesting and quite advanced, even sophisticated.  Congratulations, Jacob!  Thank  you, Nancy.

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The family flies in from Upper Michigan to vacation in Chicago.  It’s early August.  The mom, a sophisticated woman with my taste in clothes, realizes that this may be a good time to contact an artist.  With a population of around 800, their town offers great nature outings for the kids, but a selection of caricature artists, not so much.  Hey, we’re going to Chicago!  Let’s get ourselves drawn there!  Easy.

We set up a meeting at the Cultural Center where I sketched them and immediately got the work approved.  At the drawing table in my studio, I worked out the composition.  I received a photo of the two Havanese, who were described as mischievous, for one, and matronly, for the other and I enjoyed getting their personalities.   What a great project!

The original drawing, 11 x 14, will be framed and hung at a spot that mom already had picked out. In addition, it will be printed up as this year’s Christmas Card.  No color, they said. I will be an elegant Christmas Card from an elegant family.  Thank you Merle and Charlotte!

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Dorothy will be celebrating her 92nd birthday in August.  When she was in her 30’s and 40’s, she was a buyer for high end women’s clothing at Marchall Field’s on State Street in Chicago..

She still holds strong opinions about the course of fashion history, trashing most of the fashion developments from the hippies on through the recent “nighties” look–her term .  She likes a clean, well tailored line.  She believes in elegance and understatement.  But she loves the boots that have come into fashion lately, the elegant understated ones, of course.   I suggested we show her in the Jacques Fath “day dress” from 1951, which I know from the Chic Chicago exhibit at the Chicago History Museum. (I drew visitors at the Chicago History Museum during that exhibit.  See posts under “Chic Chicago” in this blog.) The Chic Chicago Fath dress was blue, but beige was the epitome of elegance for Dorothy during her working life. This drawing is inspired by photos of her when she was 38 or so.   Oh, and smoking added to the elegance back then.  Hmmmmm.   Happy Birthday, Dorothy!  Thank you, George and Mike.

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