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.
One of the books from which I expect to derive inspiration is Paul Klee: Irony at Work by Angela Lampe and Michael Baumgartner. It is from 2016, but new to me. Here it is on my bed.
View of a bedroom.
I haven’t had a lot of time to paint recently. My studio is in disarray (slightly). Hopefully I will put it back in use soon.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Today’s watercolor study is a preliminary sketch of the projection of ideas through an atmosphere of confusion. That was my intention. I need to execute many more sketches to perfect the visual expression of this motif.
I began with a shadow green circle, hoping to be inspired to form a character ala Joan Miró or Paul Klee. Somehow I ended up with a vase and flowers. I liked experimenting with alternating the reds and greens in the foreground and background.