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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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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Hula

I just returned from a trip to Hawaii where I attended my first luau. As you can imagine, there were quite a few hula dancers entertaining the festival goers throughout the evening. Here is a drawing I made that night. You can see more artwork from the trip on my blog. Greg Betza ©2016

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They Headed West

Every time I visit LA I realize how much the West Coast lifestyle permeated the culture in TV in and movies during my youth. Seems like an obvious conclusion to come to, but the things that jump out when you spend even a little bit of time there are those things that set California apart […]

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KIKA the Beautiful!

Aaahhh…..Kika the Beautiful! A wonderful model that we have been drawing for many years, incredible lady to draw and converse with while she is modeling! She’s so culturally oriented that her conversations as well as her “costumes” are pretty global and mythical. As I said, aaaaahhhhh, lovely! Thanks, Kika! Margaret Hurst

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Chartres Cathedral

The Chartres Cathedral is probably the finest example of French Gothic architecture and said by some to be the most beautiful cathedral in France. Upon a trip to Paris a few years back I had the privilege to visit this sacred destination. I still think about it all the time. It’s unique spacial sensibility was such a […]

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Anticipation

A small drawing I had done on location while watching this adorable kid eagerly wait (with ohhhh…such anticipation!) for the Electric Light Parade to arrive down Main Street. Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”  Amen to […]

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Parisian memoirs

Picture making 101…lines, marks, texture, emotion and wonder. Could there have been a more beautiful environment available for the Impressionists than the gardens of France? Drawing by Michele, medium: watercolor, pen and ink, water-soluble crayon Location: The Tuileries is Paris’ oldest and most lavish garden. Its royal roots stretch to the 16th century, when Marie de […]

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