I took my home made camera obscura to the street. The street became the focal plane.
Didn’t prepare much for the eclipse today. Just a pin hole in stiff cardboard; an improvised camera obscura. This is the eclipse on our wooden porch.
Most of this past week, I have been fascinated with hands. My younger brother is an accomplished pianist, and I’ve been watching him intently as he played, during his visit. We talked quite a bit about music and the connection between hands and the brain with music as the intermediary. As a direct result of […]
I came across this little statue in a wonderful shop. They sold plants. Off a ritzy main drag of a well-to-do town, this shop took me back in time. The entryway was just like any other store. Once inside, it was a tunnel of greenery. I saw this little figure on an out-of-the-way shelf, way […]
Here’s a quick watercolor/charcoal/pencil sketch of my brother Dave’s hands. It is a wonderful experience watching his hands in action at the piano. I would love to do a series of detailed drawings and paintings of his hands frozen at different times during a performance.
It was just a walk in the park. This interesting bench only has vertical slats. I like the zig-zaggy shadows.
One sees icons everywhere. Although the word in a ‘Stop’ sign is in English, the eight-sided shape of the sign is the universal language for ‘cease from moving forward’. Any foreign word could be placed on this octagonal template, and all (who have passed a driver’s test) would know the correct meaning. What about the […]
I did not sketch the study below from life. I watched my brother play the piano yesterday and tried to absorb the experience. Yesterday’s watercolor was meant to capture Dave’s graceful motions of his hands. Today, I reconstructed his posture from an angle that I had not observed. I think it shows stability and groundedness […]
There is art all around us. I’m always on the lookout for interesting visuals. The photograph below is another in my series of ‘street art’, pictures of the pavement adorned with paint. This one is more curb than street. Its scope is wider than just macadam and concrete. It includes dried leaves and a sprinkler […]