It Looked Better In My Mind

My watercolor wash  (More: No Power) was the first stage in an experiment I performed in my mind’s eye (not exactly a Gedanken experiment ala Einstein).  The idea was to float a neutral color on top of a colored field and set up a dissonance between foreground and background.  Hans Hofmann’s paintings were chock full of […]

Blind and Better Drawings

I made a couple of errors in my original (blind) drawing, below.  The man’s chin is way too big, is the most blatant one. The other is an unfortunate alignment of the man’s forehead with the swept-back retracted ear muff of his hat. It looks as if I cut off the top of his head. […]

Composite: Dentist/Pain Clinic Portrait

As soon as I drew the subject’s right leg, he was called in to see the dentist. I kept the rest of this page blank for as long as I could stand it (I hate wasting paper). The next day, when I was waiting at the pain clinic, there was a man sitting opposite me. […]

Man with Headphones and Hand in Front of His Face

I started this blind drawing with my pen point on the left earpiece of the headphones. I’m afraid that, in my temporary blindness, there was a lot of pen-point activity in front of the man’s face. Luckily, in real life, the man had his hand in front of his face.  I fixed that, with my […]