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), […]
I have a lot of Celtic Harp music. I used to love playing Irish fiddle tunes with other musicians. When I listen to Irish music, I can barely keep my fingers still. I think I put them to good use as I listened to harp music the other day. With a dip pen in my hand, my pen followed […]
I continue converting my vinyl records to digital form. Today I listened to several as I let my dip pen wander over the paper. I penned the composition below while listening to jazz. I began by inking my recollection of the tracings my records made on the computer screen as their analog character changed to digital. The closely-packed […]
Here is a quick sketch, again trying to capture sonic vibrations in the domain of the visual.
The theme of today’s experiment is the same as yesterday’s: the difference between what is inside one’s mind and what can be expressed. Generally speaking, this difference (that I call ‘pressure’) is the impetus for creativity. An artist must somehow regulate the release of pressure in a manner pleasing to himself or herself.
I saw this sign on a chain link fence. It seems to be Mondrian’s Composition #2. I could be mistaken.
I’m always on the lookout for fire suppression equipment. Today was a bonanza. I found a fireplug AND a standpipe right next to each other. The fire department doesn’t have to go far to hook up.
Are you going to believe your own eyes or the sign on this hydrant? This “open” hydrant is secured with a padlock!