With the drawing blog back up and running after a lengthy summer hiatus, I think of drawing again. In my trip to Boston, I just missed seeing the exhibit, Under Cover - Artist's Sketchbooks, at the Fogg, though I did get a report from my friend Alice. Sketchbook shows are tricky in that they either show a real sketchbook, but only one page or they take it apart and it is no longer a sketchbook, but a bunch of drawings. The Fogg didn't seem to do much in the exhibit for this but they have created a website that at least gives some idea of the progression of images in a variety of sketchbooks, even if the images are maddeningly tiny.
my current sketchbook -
Flickr continues to amaze. The stained glass tags now number more than 38,000. If anything this is too many to browse through, so now there are groups that feature more specific images of stained glass. This nice, enigmatic detail is from the windows at Fairford Cathedral and was featured in the "English Glass - Pre-Victorian" Group.
I sometimes think that life is like an English Jumble Window...
Well, my life anyway.
Stumbled on this while searching for other things...
The William Vareika Fine Arts, Ltd Gallery
I've actually been to this gallery in Newport, Rhode Island (while LaFarge hopping) and so I've seen the many, many LaFarge sketches for stained glass they have at the gallery. There is a web gallery of LaFarge sketches, though the images on the website are kinda tiny. Still, you get some sense of the design approach. Worth a look.