Honfleur

Here is a drawing made in the port town of Honfleur, France. The building is the Saint Etienne Church. You can read more and see more from my trip here: https://www.studio1482.com/armchair-travels-honfleur/ And check out Studio 1482’s other Armchair Travels… Greg Betza ©2020

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Iris 2014

Having so much time these days I’m sure you find yourselves looking into the past. Whether through your memories or through digital files, and sometimes we stumble upon something we had forgotten. Such is what happened with this drawing from 2014. Greg Betza ©2020

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The call that never came

Back in 2012 I was called for jury duty for the first and only time. Of course looking back on rooms full of people waiting to be called on to fulfill their civic obligation, it makes you wonder how this process will change post COVID-19. Anyway…I sat there for 3 days, watching TV and making […]

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From real life

I’ve been drawing a lot during virtual figure drawing sessions lately. It’s been a way to keep busy or “sharp” during the quarantine. It’s been great, but honestly, nothing beats drawing from “real” life. Here is a drawing made from a non-quarantine drawing session (amazing that that is now a distinction) a few years ago. […]

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Grand Junction

Last August my family and I spent a week in Grand Junction Colorado. I had never heard of the place, and though I had an idea of what Colorado would be like, Grand Junction did not fit what I had in mind. It is much more “Utah”, much more desert and what you may think […]

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Prague Cafe

Thought I’d post this drawing I made in a cafe in Prague last July. I was sitting in this beautiful place, drawing with a friend, and it felt like a dream. Looking at it now, it feels even more dream-like. I look forward to the time when sitting in a cafe is part of life […]

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Zoom

Sometimes something positive comes from something negative. Along with everyone else, artists are also unable to get together…and yes, artists do get together quite often for various reasons, and one of them is to draw from the figure. Live figure drawing had been all but erased from the planet until some very industrious people decided […]

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Prevailing Spring

If all goes well, and I self isolate, I will not see who this was originally intended for. I will not see the nurses, doctors, healthcare professionals, EMTs, police officers, firefighters, and the many other front line responders whose chosen professions are to help us. THEY CHOSE A PROFESSION TO HELP. A thought I can […]

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Love Has No Boundaries

This illustration, Love Has No Boundaries, is a THANK YOU to all of those dedicated people who work in our hospitals caring for those ill with covid19, the first responders who continue to answer the call, and the grocery store cashiers, bus drivers, delivery people, subway workers, community organizers, and everyone else who continues to […]

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