Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Wish Me Luck

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Most days, I don’t feel like a graybeard, but it’s increasingly clear that if I’m ever to become productive enough to achieve the optimal Markie lifeplan (Surprised Inner Voice: ‘Hey- Lifeplan? Why wasn’t I told?’ Annoyed Other Inner Voice: ‘You were out partying, you damnfool.  Shut up and type.’) then I’ll need to learn to multitask. In all likelihood, I'll need to multitask like a bastard.  Admittedly, this is daunting.  I am a narrow-focus person.  I grind the details.  (Inner Voice: Oh that’s clever.  Admit it: You’re obsessive!’) But I am resolute, and I have a plan.  I will start small, with achievable goals.  Tonight, I will go buy bubblegum.  I will walk home.  On the way, I will unwrap the bubblegum, and begin chewing.  

I am a little afraid, but determined.  Baby steps.  I can do this.  Wish me luck.

Friday, November 28, 2014

A Stonecutter's Son

If you could build anything- if money, means were no object- if building codes didn't restrict, if laws of physics were only odd old notions, gravity no burden either-What would you make? What shape would it take? What materials would you use? -Me, I'd use stone, and today anyway, it would look like this. 'Cause dammit, I'm a stonecutter's son.

'A Stonecutter's Son' is a charcoal and graphite drawing, 5" x 7". The unframed drawing is for sale; the price is $175. I accept Paypal. If you'd like this drawing, email me: markreep4@gmail.com. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


For those oh fuck it days. T-shirts, hoodies, other fine apparel available at my Redbubble store. Wear with love.

Friday, August 15, 2014


"She only painted women deshabille: A waitress from a cafĂ© on Rue Madelaine who complained of disrobing in the cold, a dancer from McHattie’s who smoked thin brown cheroots, held impossible poses, feral stares."

Read my little story Colorblind in the August Blue Five Notebook

Painting: Julius Rolshoven, 'Nude Reading A Sketchbook', oil, c. 1900.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Once Upon A Time

This 2002 drawing, Once Upon A Time, isn't for sale, but over the years a number of folks have asked about prints.  I recently removed the drawing from its mat and frame for a high resolution scan, and prints are now available here: http://fineartamerica.com/products/once-upon-a-time-mark-reep-art-print.html  Hover over the image at FAA for a full resolution preview. 

For those interested in technique: I stippled the foreground, path, and tree with Sakura Pigma Micron pens; and stippled the castle and background with graphite pencils.  Working time was around 120 hours.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

A Certain Fall Of Light

A Certain Fall Of Light. Graphite drawing, 8" x 8", unframed, 2014. If you're interested in the original, email me: markreep4@gmail.com.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Mark Reep at Found In Ithaca, June 4-29

My solo show Dreams In Black and White is up at Found In Ithaca. More on the show here. Big thanks to Found co-owner Bill Hastings- Bill, it was a pleasure to meet you, and you hang a great show.

Dreams In Black and White includes 25 original drawings; prices start at $200. The show will be up June 4-29.

Found is located at 227 Cherry Street, two blocks behind Wegmans along the Cayuga inlet (here's a map). Found is open 10-6 every day except Tuesday. If you'd like, and you can, hope you'll stop in, have a look, and enjoy.