Tuesday, May 26, 2009

BT stands for...

I have been wanting to make this kids book based on my dog since my third year at Sheridan. Almost two years later, it's been really nice having time to actually work on it with my wife. The writing is not perfectly hammered out yet but that doesn't mean I can't have fun with a couple of drawings. The Story will invlove BT (my dog)his Red Squirrel buddy and many other animals trying to figure out what his name "B T" actually stand for. (It will eventually include some colour as well) forgive the bad scans

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


This past May 2-4 weekend was one of the best ever. My Wife Laura and I decided we wanted to go on a road trip adventure for our anniversary. We decided on Chadds Ford Pennsylvania. Why? Because it is home to the Brandywine River Museum. What’s so special about that museum? It has some of the best American art that I would ever hope to see in my lifetime. Who made that art? Several members of the famous Wyeth family; N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, plus other members of the Brandywine River School including Frank Schoonover and Howard Pyle(who taught N.C.)
Did I mention its only ten dollars to get in? (or six if you say you’re a student)
All I can say is that if you are interested in even one of these artists, it’s worth the price. If you’re me, it’s a ten dollar tour-de-force.
Plus, if you want to pay an extra five bucks, you can go to the old Wyeth house/studio where the massive family lived and exchanged techniques in being awesome.

This is the outside of the Brandywine Museum. It was a nice museum, inside and out.

This is the Wyeth house, don't you want to go? It was designed by N.C. Wyeth and paid for by the illustrations he did for Treasure Island in 1911! (The original paintings are in the museum)

Here it is, the "barn" studio of N.C. Wyeth, where he worked and trained his students/children. Needless to say, it is amazing inside, complete with prop room full of guns, swords, costumes, farmtools, animal heads and whatnot.

There are too many awesome things about this place to talk about on here. If you get a chance, go.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Wow, what a fast year. What a wonderful grad show. I can't believe its all over. I'm really going to miss spending time with all of my brilliant classmates. I'm really so proud of everyone. Its been a while, so I thought I'd post some drawings that I showed at my grad show. They are an impromptu collection of western outlaw characters that I whipped up. It's been really exciting to have some time to work on my own work since school has finished. Plus my new website www.ccoles.com is now operational like the death star. Thanks for coming, more soon.