Back of a Young Man

As I look at this sketch I did several days ago, I see the asymmetry of the figure. Was the young man’s trunk turned? I don’t think it was or I would have clarified it by shading or otherwise showing a twist in posture. The asymmetry about which I was concerned at the time of […]

Child with Sisters and Mother

Circumstances presented another chance for me to sketch a child with family (see Woman and Child).  This drawing is a little more readable than the last one, giving the viewer a much easier time to apprehend the contents. The fact that the figure on the right is incomplete stems from the fact that my break […]

Woman and Child

This was a tough one. I liked the posture of the woman. The child was active and he mostly orbited the woman. When he alit, his body was obscured, except for his lower half. As a photographer, I often took shots that did not work in terms of design. In other words, the photo did […]

Keen and Round Colors

Today’s watercolor experiment: Again, I had to stop reading Kandinsky’s Concerning the Spiritual in Art to try out some of his hypotheses. I’m fairly certain that to Kandinsky, his view of the spiritual nature of form and color was not hypothetical. For example, he says that ‘keen’ colors such as yellows are naturally suited to sharp […]