From the Archives

Each weekend Studio 1482 will be featuring posts from the One Drawing A Day archives. Today’s post is by Greg Betza, from back in 2012. It’s titled “Changing Season” #ODADarchive A watercolor and ink drawing I made of different plants at the beginning of winter. Some have withered away while others hang onto their beautiful fall […]

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Jade

I made this quick 1-color watercolor painting of a jade succulent that we have sitting in our window. I look at it each morning and always think of painting its strange round leaves, and today I finally did. Greg Betza ©2017

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Practice

I think ‘practice’ is a good word for my first post of 2016. Keep working, keep learning. This is a practice head I created while working on portraits and testing out some new watercolors. Happy New Year! Greg Betza ©2016

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Wine label for Nolita

A few months ago I was commissioned to work on a wine label for the Limited Edition of Nolita, an Italian wine. I was happy to spend my time drawing the bucolic scene of a hillside village in Italy with cypress trees and terracotta rooftops. It was my absolute pleasure, especially since I always imagine […]

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Portrait

During a drawing session at the Society of Illustrators last Thursday, a photo session was being conducted. They brought in a male model to pose for photos, and while he was up on the stand I decided to paint ink portraits of him. Here is one. Greg Betza ©2015

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Somewhere over Toledo

OK, no where near Toledo, I don’t think, (sorry Toledo, my geography stinks if I haven’t actually visited) but rather Pennsylvania and it wasn’t actually over, it was while driving through. I hadn’t been on a road trip in a long time. I forgot how long PA was, and how beautiful the landscape was (Brandywine […]

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Road Trip

I too took part in the Workbook Creative Carnival last Thursday (see Dominick’s post from yesterday) in Chicago. Dominick and I headed out for the windy city by car and did as much drawing as we could along the way. Here is a drawing of the Trump International Hotel and other buildings along Michigan Avenue. […]

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