Timeless water-colors

one watercolor a day/ Michele Bedigian

So the boys went boating yesterday, the 4th of July, with their Dad and their Grandpa, and it reminded me of this piece I did about a year ago in Newport, Rhode Island (a frequent family destination). I did it originally on site as an exercise for “One Watercolor a Day”, a follow-up to our […]

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A New Dawn

Cup of coffee/Michele Bedigian

  It’s dawn here in New York, Wednesday May 10th and I’m up earlier than the rest. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee is a graceful addition to the colors of the sun rising over the skyline. I feel an inner peace as the first sip touches my lip and wonder what will make this day […]

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California Dreaming

California Dreaming/Michele Bedigian

California is one of my favorite places to visit. While doing some spring cleaning this week I found a sketchbook just filled with studies for paintings I had from a trip to Big Sur. Between the Red Woods and the ocean edge of the Pacific coast it can feel like a mythical landscape filtered with an […]

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Very Young People Concert

Jazz for young people/Michele Bedigian

  Throughout the year there are these Sunday afternoon’s when the New York Philharmonic perform these fantastic concerts for children ages 3- 6. With ensembles of strings, brass, and woodwinds they teach them an introductory overview of what makes up the entire orchestra. It’s incredible! Through movement, singing, and humor my little guys are hooked and can’t wait for the next one! […]

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Bird brain

baby bird/michele bedigian

One day a few years back I was in Paris with my partners in the studio drawing in the Tuileries Garden (a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde) when this little sparrow curious beyond fear practically hopped onto my board. He spent a good 20 minutes inspecting what I was […]

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Schermerhorn Row

Schermerhorn Row/Michele Bedigian

More than 200 years ago, merchant Peter Schermerhorn commissioned a series of 14 brick warehouses to be built along Fulton Street near the East River to serve Manhattan’s growing South Street Seaport, an area so busy that it has been described as New York City’s “first world trade center.” Within a few decades, the needs of the area changed […]

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Maleficent’s mission

Dragon parade/Michele Bedigian

  Maleficent is a complicated, pivotal character in the Disney reportoire. As a beautiful young woman of pure heart she had an idyllic life in a forest kingdom. When an invading army threaten the land, Maleficent rose up to become its fiercest protector. However, a terrible betrayal hardened her heart and twisted her into a creature […]

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design in song

Mexican Mariachi/Michele Bedigian

  Years ago when I was training with my mentor weekly one of his biggest lessons was, “Design is key to any drawing. Without design there’s nothing to work with.” One could argue design is an intrical part of a drawing no matter what you do simply because it’s there. BUT, no one can deny there’s GOOD design and then there’s […]

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Apollo’s fountain

So there we were, in front of this gorgeous fountain called Le Bassin d’Apollon (a.k.a. The Fountain of Apollo). It stands in the gardens of the Château de Versailles. The horses appeared so boisterous leaping out of the water’s edge. It was irresistible. Not just to draw them but to try to capture how they felt.  Art by Michele Bedigian

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Drawing from more life

This is one of those HUGE drawings I mentioned once before done on site a few summers back. You’d have to enlarge it to appreciate the pockets of drawing weaving in and out of the picture. It’s honestly a favorite of mine I guess because of it’s complications and the “study within the study”. The Mickey ears might […]

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A cup of joe

 Yesterday morning not long after all the busy-ness of the morning’s demands settled down I decided to do something out of the box and get a cup of coffee. Not an ordinary cup of coffee but a “pumpkin spiced latte”. Maybe it was the change in weather or maybe it was just ’cause it was a new day. […]

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Roman Wabi-Sabi

Wabi–sabi (侘寂 ) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. (from Wikipedia) Yes, I found Japanese wabi-sabi at the Roman Colosseum. Beautiful textures crumbling down one into the other, on a […]

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