Drawing is observing. Not only observation of lines and form, but of other goings on in the environment. Several people came into the waiting room shortly before one o’clock. I was only able to trace the upper contours before someone called out for the start of orientation.
We have a pot that bears watching. As soon as the water heats up a bit, it starts vibrating, albeit at a low frequency. The pot rocks back and forth and it rotates like a clock. To stop this progression, I insert a spice jar of appropriate height under the handle. I could not resist […]
This caught my eye today.
Today’s warmup exercise: Clouds. At last! Something I have always wanted to master. I’m counting on the book from which I am learning, the Tate Watercolor Manual,* to show me how. Since the full title of my go-to book of today invokes the great masters, for this lesson they chose one whose sky-work is unsurpassed: […]
Today’s watercolor experiment: As promised, I found a photo with another graffiti star. There was some great graffiti on the wall under the FDR overpass near my home. I couldn’t fit the whole wall in today’s sketch, but the diffuse lighting couldn’t have been better if it had been lit by professionals. However, the section of […]
I’m feeling better than I was the other day when Joy and I got home from hospital. I am, but Joy is still not feeling so great. Today’s watercolor experiment: Since I was feeling better I thought I should arrange the desk to reflect my attitude. Besides, I wanted to start painting. With the desk […]
The early days Ever since I was a kid I didn’t really ‘get’ parties. I was very shy and did not really know what to do. I’m sure this is not uncommon and probably is very common among siblings of low-functioning autistic and other severely handicapped individuals. My parents were pretty busy with my older […]
I haven’t picked up any new fruit at the fruit stand recently, but that’s ok. My powers of observation are trained on the fruit I currently have, in all its (former) glory. Have you ever wondered about the stages a grape goes through to become a raisin? What does it look like in its intermediate […]
Ok, where was I? Oh yes. My previous post was delayed by an unanticipated need to go the the hospital where one of Joy’s relatives is ill. I had been talking about dragonfruit and the fact that I may have been mistaken about the random, untethered distribution of the tiny abandoned kiwi-like seeds. I may […]
It’s easy to plan when you have a lot of time, but the unexpected can foil them even when you have time in abundance. I actually had a lot of things to do today and was on schedule to complete the final item of the day: my painting and my blog post when, wham… we […]