Orange Leaf on Complementary Background

There must be some creative cross-talk occurring in my brain.  I am getting back to painting, which requires one to think about manipulating color. Orange and blue are complementary colors, which probably alerted my watercolor brain to twitch my photographic shutter-clicking finger.

Thinking or Sleeping

This woman is in a state of mind different than yesterday’s subject. Today’s lady is looking inward, absorbed in her thoughts or meditating.  The woman from my previous sketch seems to be focused on the middle distance, wondering about affairs outside herself, even though we don’t see her eyes.

Man Thinking Out of the Box, Inside His Own Head

The hand, the arc of the top of the man’s head and the ear are all in proportion. The face is in proportion with itself (a bit long in the chin perhaps). The error in creating a proportionate drawing is obvious; the results are unexpected, but pleasing.

It Hurts When…

When I was a kid, I went to the doctor. I think it was for a check up, but I wanted to know what the burning feeling was when I tried to touch my toes. I told the doctor, “It hurts when I do this,” and proceeded to try touching my toes. I had not […]

Packing Up

I’m getting ready to return to Chicago after my side trip to New Jersey.  My much-anticipated visit with my brother Mike was underwhelming, to say the least. It was a return to reality, in essence quite similar to my previous visits with him. It seems that I spent the intervening years between visits romanticizing my […]