Monday, September 12, 2011

2011 - Brand new again and again

Every month is a new month at Art Under Glass. This month, Kelly has suggested that I start taking a commission on the works sold through the venue. Yikes! How could I possibly even enforce that? It's so easy for a potential sale to be put off a month, until after the show is over; artists making deals with clients without my knowledge. I'd have to prevent the artists from including contact information in the cafe, and that would never stop any determined person from using any internet social media or search engine from getting the information they wanted.

I suppose I'd have to hope for lazy clients!

Anyway, here are the newest artists to sign up at the Strega venue.

Carrie Perrault (oct)
Bill Mcvey (nov)
Aiden Whitty (dec)
Brian Foster (jan)
Suitcase In Point (feb)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


I guess everyone should know by now, I've turned over the scheduling at the Fine Grind to Dana Barker. She's the go to girl at the Grind. Gosh that's fun to say.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My book is ready!

My new, fully illustrated instruction book is now available. Wouldn't you like to see how such great artists as Leonardo da Vinci, and Eugène Delacroix learned how to draw? You can watch as my friend Nancy assembles the appropriate tools, and draws her own beautiful picture of the pavillion in Montebello Park.

The Method in a Nutshell

To draw like Eugène Delacroix, the student needs some particular materials: cotton gauze stretched on a frame like canvas, and vine charcoal. Look through the gauze at your subject as though through a window. Trace some landmarksonto the gauze, just enough information to get everything in the right place. Details and shading are not required at this point. Place the gauze against a piece of paper and trace your marks again, pushing the charcoal through the weave in the gauze. The image should be on the paper. The details and shading can be completed at this point. The image should look very much like the subject. Copy it on to a new piece of paper, while looking and correcting. When done, hide all the drawings and copy it from memory. Muscle memory will help. Do it quickly before the memory fades. This image will be similar to the original, but will have the flavour and style of the artist.

"This is the only method of drawing which really teaches anything."

REVUE DES DEUX MONDES, Sept. 15, 1850.
Eugène Delacroix.


With this method as simple as it is ingenious, parents, and teachers, without knowing how to draw themselves, may teach children the art - now as indispensable as reading and writing.

Tracing a drawing or some object in nature through a thin gauze, reproducing the image traced and ascertaining by means of the proof if the reproduction is exact - this is the starting-point of this method which possesses the advantage of disciplining at once the hand and the eye of the pupil, even obliging her to discover and correct her own errors without the aid of a teacher. In Madame Cav駳 studio the proof is the instructor; that is to say, is the truth.



If you would like to purchase one, send me a cheque or Money Order for $12, and I will mail you a copy to anywhere in North America. Shipping and taxes are included. Please remember to include the correct address so I can mail your booklet to you.

Mail cheques or Money Orders to:

Laurie Damon Boese
164 1/2 Ontario Street
St. Catharines,
L2R 5K5

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

September is Back to Brock month for Art Under Glass!
Both venues will be featuring work by Brock Graduates!
The Strega will feature work by Ryan Rivando, September 1 - 31, Reception on September 4, 7 - 9
The Fine Grind will have work by Brock Press Illustrator, Joe Gottli

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Coming in 2008

I met with some artists tonight and I am happy to announce that Art Under Glass at the Fine Grind will be showing photography by Chelsey carpenter, and some kind of graphic work from Brock Press Illustrator Joe Gottli!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Strega schedule so far...

January - Cole Lewis
February- Barbara Bucknal
March - Marinko Jareb
April - Strega's Anniversarty
May - M. S. Society
June - Yummy Recordings avec Joe Lapinski
July - Matt Vizbulis

Fine grind Schedule so far...

January - Window(n) Brock University Drawing Class
February - Kelly Gillard
March - St. Catharines Collegiate
April - Kim Overholt
November - Pausedesigns