Man in Sharply-Ironed Clothes

The gentleman across the way was wearing the sharpest shirt and trousers I have ever seen.  And I do mean sharp!  I don’t think that his clothes were starched, or they would have cracked when he moved. I was thinking about working some more on this drawing. I would concentrate the straight lines of the […]

Studio Desk, Simplified

I painted my desk again. Rather, I re-painted a picture of the array of brushes, paint dishes, plastic and ceramic palettes and boxes on my desk, that I painted yesterday. Today’s design is more simple. I outlined the shapes of the ceramic bowls, boxes and other containers. I haven’t broken up the space in any […]

Self Portrait with Blue Nose

The idea for today’s self portrait was to use color to depict near and far planes in the multiple-view portrait of myself. As with yesterday’s post, the self portrait below combines my image with that of my brother Michael. Mike is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal. I have included him as part of my image, […]

It Was Inevitable

Yesterday’s portrait (Self Portrait in Three Quarters) was the inspiration for today’s. I separated the two planes of my face by rendering the part in shadow as a deep blue and the other in flesh tones.  The Cubists broke up the structural space of their compositions with line and plane, but also with color (Jawlensky and the Serial Image […]

Update on Madge

I started a series of abstracts about a visually challenged triangular woman named Madge. In the post, Comfort Zone, subtitled, Madge is About to Get the Point, Madge is walking gingerly, not quite used to her white cane. Unbeknownst to her, there is a triangular obstruction directly in her path, pointed at her eye. I repost (an […]

Space, The Initial Frontier

Different spaces Although this will be a short post tonight, the topic of space is enormous. There are all kinds of spaces: personal space; Newtonian space; Einsteinian space also known as space-time; dream space; virtual space; imagined space and perceived space, and others that I can’t think of at the moment. It the past few […]

Reading Art Books

As part of my quest to find the best way to express myself visually, I have been reading some of the art books that I have accumulated over the years. I must admit that, for the most part I have only looked at the pictures. Of course, the best way to see paintings and other […]

Representation

I’ve had some classes in drawing. I’ve read up on perspective and I’ve practiced drawing scenes in front of me. I find that I must continually check to see whether I have properly estimated the area on my two-dimensional paper to match the corresponding view of the three-dimensional scene in front of me. With practice, […]