Another experiment mixing white and black with my pigments. The yellow I used was almost earth tone in hue. The first red color laid down was opera rose, which I glazed with Sennelier red, a very saturated, transparent color. Some of the bright rose color shows through a bit. I darkened the leading edges of the […]
Here is a sign I saw once in NYC. I’m not sure if it is meant for vehicles or pedestrians, as it is parallel to the sidewalk.
This scene caught my eye the other day during my break: I love the glowing light and the ambiguity of the shadow, which could be a freight train passing by.
I seem to be creeping back to the icons I developed whilst sorting out my relationship with my older brother Michael. Mike is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal. Eyes play an important part in attending to other people. I could never seem catch Mike’s eye. Here is a list of some of the posts in […]
No real plan for today’s experiment. I began with blue and cut it with a bit of white. I followed suit with red. I used the idea of indoor and outdoor light from yesterday, with cool colors on the left, changing to warm colors on the other side of the composition. I outlined some of the […]
From whom is this hydrant hiding? Hopefully not the fire department.
I have been reading about the work of Richard Diebenkorn. He made a distinction between ‘indoor light’ and ‘outdoor light’. I explored this concept in today’s experiment.
I can’t resist bright shiny things. Bright yellow things will do just as well, however. I could not resist taking a snapshot of this wonderful fire hydrant. I’m sure it was designed to attract attention of the fire department should they need a standpipe.
I have a series of photographs of fireplugs, also known as fire hydrants or standpipes. (Fire Plugs, Fireplugs, the Beginning, Shiny Standpipe, What Luck!) This is one outside a mall in Burbank, California USA.
The inspiration for today’s painting was ‘Six Species‘, a painting by Paul Klee, Bauhaus Master (and my hero), drawn to my attention by a tweet from @artistklee. I began by trying to replicate the halo effect from Klee’s composition. Instead, my shapes became the leading edge of a gradient that faded from dark to light. I did […]