Sometimes one must be secretive whilst drawing. Concentration on a subject’s features must be tempered by the chance he or she will look up and catch you in the act.
In the waiting room again today. More opportunity to practice with pen and ink. It is liberating in a way, even though each stroke is indelible.
This is a pen and ink sketch of a sleepy woman. I blended in some graphite.
At the kids’ house for the holidays. William, my grandson and I are having a great time. It is difficult to get him to sit still enough for me to sketch a portrait. I waited for him to get involved with his iPad so he would be still. Here are some practice sketches: Here is […]
My studio desk is very messy, from a housekeeping point of view. However, from the perspective of a sketcher, it’s not messy, it’s detailed. From a watercolor stance, it is fairly homogenous. Note to self: Arrange desk so it is visually interesting.
The study I painted the other day reminded me of the brain. I used the same diagonal strokes in the composition below. This time, a solid sphere coalesced. The streaks imply motion. Thus the abstract nature of this painting dissolves into representationalism.
Alfred E. Newman, of Mad Magazine fame had an avocado sapling named ‘Arthur’. A year or so ago, I germinated a couple of avocado pits as well. Here are a couple of my paintings of Arthur as a sprout: Arthur’s Roots, Arthur On His Own, Checking In On Arthur, Arthur Update. This is Arthur today: Arthur has […]
My leaf painting of yesterday (Meditation) reminded me of a couple of other leaves I painted: Originally posted December 21, 2014 (Sidewalk Leaf): and, originally posted December 20, 2014 (Another Leaf):
I write this the night before my kidney stone operation. I saw the doc this morning (5.20.15) and he scheduled me for tomorrow (5.21.15) at 3PM. I was never good at that game ‘Operation’. My hands shook a bit too much. Here’s hoping that my surgeon was better at it than I. The doc told […]