- Drawing with Jules -

For 7 years prior to his death in 2007 I drew with Jules Olitski during the summers and into the fall at his studio on Bear Island.  He only worked at night so I would arrive with a model by boat at 6 o’clock or so and we would spend the evening drawing.

 

I was trained in a classical figure style—conte' on paper.  Over time, as we worked, influenced by Jules expressive style, I began to experiment with materials and color.  I think I made well over 200 drawings during this time.

Lady Bryne, Jules Olitski

#1

#1

watercolor and gauche on rag paper

#2 - Bryne

#2 - Bryne

conte' on rag paper

#3

#3

watercolor on rag paper, 11x15

#4

#4

watercolor on rag paper, 11x15

#5

#5

watercolor on rag paper, 11x15

#6

#6

pastel on bond paper

#7

#7

pastel on bond paper

#8

#8

pastel on cardboard

#9

#9

pastel on rag paper

#10

#10

pastel on cardboard

#11

#11

pastel on rag paper

#12

#12

pastel on toned charcoal paper

#13

#13

pastel on cardboard

#14

#14

watercolor on bristol board