Here is a standpipe, installed next to a parking garage. In case they have to put it out.
I used my broad-tipped nib again to begin today’s study. It takes some determination on the cold pressed paper, as there is a definite tooth to it. As I drew the short lines, I spaced them as the black keys of a piano. The design progressed from there.
I’ve been finding lost Mondrians all over the place. Here is Mondrian 300. Here is where I found it. Very clever, to change orientation. Didn’t fool me though. I will keep you all posted on any new finds. (Here are my previous successes: Found Art, More Found Art, Found Art In Situ, Mondrian 002 OXY, […]
I had no preconceptions before I started drawing lines for this composition. The first line was the curve that is now adjacent to the yellow-orange color. The next was a wide check-mark-like line that defined the space above the first curve. I like my broad-tipped dip pen. It is a bit old, so sometimes when I […]
I like this double portrait. I kept the lines simple, as I imagine Paul Klee would have done. I think I was able to capture some emotion in this portrait.
This one was fun. I used a compass to draw the overlapping circles and a triangle to draw the spikes on the mace balls. I penned the two converging lines and their parallels. I used latex frisket to draw the squiggles and to mask against the blues. I like the cartoonish quality of this work.
I saw this blue trunk on one of my walks. I didn’t see anything cutting off the circulation, though.
I began today with my very thick-nibbed dip pen. I love the fat lines it makes and the thin ones, if drawn in a perpendicularly to the ‘fat line’ making direction. I’ve read that some oil painters work on their canvas for a while and, if they don’t like what they see in one section […]
The other day I took a close up of what could have been a wheat field or just a bunch of weeds. Today’s photo is a reveal of my wheat field, in perspective.
Matisse used patterns of swirls and vine-like curves in the paintings I’ve been reading about. At the moment I’m not clear about his use of these complex ornamentations, but my impression is that, like the late compositions of Paul Klee, the eye of the viewer isn’t given much of a resting place. Somehow (I have read), […]