Dream Image – Killers

I dream repeatedly about a place where I formerly worked.  There were two buildings separated by a driveway that led to an open courtyard. In my dream there was a wall of ocean water between the buildings with killer whales thrashing about.

Watercolor: Abstract - Dream Image, Killer Whales 120517

Dream Image, Killers
9″x12″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

Cyclops Hydrant Shadow

I have taken many photographs of fire hydrants (see Yellow Hydrant Sculpture, Fire Suppression Infrastructure, Colorful Fireplugs, Fire Plugs, Street and Parking Lot Hydrants). Rarely have I seen such a fine hydrant shadow as the one below. It was cast on a parking lot access road. The blue reflector happened to be in just the right place.

Photography: Street Photography - Cyclops Hydrant 120517

Cyclops Hydrant Shadow

Back Pain

Lately it is difficult to distinguish between normal aches and pains and the pains that will only increase with the onset of decrepitude. Is my arm pain related to my back? Pinched nerve? Arthritis? Worse? Is this a harbinger of what is to come?

Watercolor: Abstract - Arm Pain 120317

Back and Arm Pain
9″x12″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

Temp and Handicap Curbs

I like juxtapositions and, visiting a new parking lot, I found an interesting combination I hadn’t seen before: the green curb that indicates short-term (i.e., 10-30 minute) parking directly abutting a blue curb that defines a handicapped parking place.

Photography: Street Photography - Temp and Handicap Parking Curbs 120317

Temporary and Handicapped Parking Curbs

Self Portrait Dreaming

I am inspired by the line drawings of Paul Klee, the icons of Joan Miró and lines and color patches of Vassily Kandinsky.  The study below is a portrait of myself with an eye open to the dreamscape that I visit nearly every night.

Watercolor: Abstract - Dreaming 120317

12″x9″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

Two-Toned Spacer

I stumbled on this parking lot space delimiter by accident the other day. It was separating a handicapped space from an area reserved for low-emission vehicles. It was very thoughtful of the designer to specify two colors: blue for handicapped and white for fuel efficiency. This would give poor parkers (see Poor Parkers post) an indication of how much they would encroach upon the handicapped or the low-emission space.

Blue and White Parking Space Separator

Jelly Strands

I integrated alcohol marker curves with broad expanses of watercolor in this study. It reminds me of a jellyfish with trailing tangles.

Watercolor: Abstract - Jelly Strands 120117

Jelly Strands
12″x9″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

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