Looking at Old Pictures

To peruse old photographs in the 21st century is to pry up the laptop lid, open the files on the disk (that one of the techie relatives made from the original paper photographs), and scrub through them on the screen. Below is a watercolored pencil sketch of just such an occasion.

Will’s Eiffel Tower

Among the Christmas toys we gave William, our grandson, was a Lego model of the Eiffel Tower. He built it with his dad, with much prompting, instruction and re-direction of focus.  We also gave him a painting set. He wanted to paint with me and started right away when I suggested the Eiffel Tower as […]

Work in Progress – Hospital Visit

I started work on another level of remove from the hospital visit last week (see At the Hospital, One Step Removed).  I have a couple of ideas in mind. Perhaps I should narrow it down to one idea. Don’t know if this is going anywhere.

One Step Removed

With time, an event fades into the distance. A full sensory experience is abbreviated to important points that stick in the memory. With sketching and painting, one can replicate those memories or fabricate another meaning. In fact, dozens of meanings could be applied to the same event depending on the artist’s imagination.  Here is one […]

Misplaced Shadows

I began this study with Kandinsky’s work in mind. I wanted to create a visual relationship between crisp geometric shapes, circles and lines and some kind of formlessness. I didn’t get very far before I ran out of ideas. The organizing principle of this piece (or disorganizing principle) is the disconnection between line that could […]