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.
Can anyone guess the movie I’m trying to watch here?
I dream repeatedly about a place where I formerly worked. There were two buildings separated by a driveway that led to an open courtyard. In my dream there was a wall of ocean water between the buildings with killer whales thrashing about.
Lately it is difficult to distinguish between normal aches and pains and the pains that will only increase with the onset of decrepitude. Is my arm pain related to my back? Pinched nerve? Arthritis? Worse? Is this a harbinger of what is to come?
I like the slant of the lettering, the perspective one sees when looking down from a height. The erosion of the paint is very interesting as well.
I am inspired by the line drawings of Paul Klee, the icons of Joan Miró and lines and color patches of Vassily Kandinsky. The study below is a portrait of myself with an eye open to the dreamscape that I visit nearly every night.
Some of the inspiration for this image comes from a dream. All I can remember that there was a lot of Dracula imagery…
I integrated alcohol marker curves with broad expanses of watercolor in this study. It reminds me of a jellyfish with trailing tangles.