I think the man was actually comfortable, but the frontal perspective makes it seem as if he is falling off his chair. The woman seems perfectly at ease with her feet nicely tucked in.
This portrait looks nothing like the subject. He kept looking up from his phone call. I was afraid he was going to object to my sketching.
He didn’t have a pained expression. Maybe I’m projecting, but I just thought this man looked very uncomfortable.
I usually begin with dark lines when I begin my compositions with ink. Today I began with red. I applied yellow adjacent to the red lines. Starting my design with these colors was unsettling, to my surprise. Perhaps this is a reaction to my standard practice of late: using bold, dark lines. At any rate, […]
Today’s watercolor experiment: I have been having a lot of trouble with india ink. It is supposed to be waterproof when dry, but it disperses when I cover a spot of it, with water. Here are the ink spots that I painted yesterday: Taking care: I may have poured a little too much ink out […]
I just purchased a slide scanner that works with my computer. [George, thanks for the use of yours. I have to get it back to you.] I’ve been viewing film slides that I haven’t seen in decades. One of the more interesting ones is a group portrait of my brother Dave, our dog Chuckie and me, […]
Original interests I mentioned in an earlier post that I started reading The Age of Insight, The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind and Brain, by Nobel Laureate, Eric Kandel. Part One is entitled, A Psychoanalytic Psychology and Art of Unconscious Emotion. I was hoping that Kandel would discuss art in context of emotions of children and […]