I want to explore the hands in my art. The uses, misuses, and non-uses. A list of images that I record while I am falling asleep each night has grown and I have them all written down. Hands intrigue me. When I see them I see them in so many contexts. Like a movie is… Continue reading A Handy Theme
I am flooded with images that I want to smear with a brush into existence. Do I have the time for that. Absolutely. I’ve been lying in bed at night for quite some time, and as I feel that anchor loose its hold, this is when the net gets full. I am lucky I can… Continue reading Use a New Astrolabe Occasionally
I completed a few more faces/heads and decided to move onto hands. I have no model except myself, so I painted my own hands. Here are four completed pieces, in the last two days. Acrylic on gesso, one is 12 in x 24 in, two are 9 in x 12 in, and the other is… Continue reading Some time in the Land of Hands
I have spent some weeks in the land of faces. Another week in the hub of human form. Recently I did a still-life. I am keen on the idea of staying in these three realms for quite some time. Before I started the faces, I was doing a lot of abstract work, including some self-portraits… Continue reading What’s Up Next on the Easel?
While on vacation in Santa Fe, my travel companion and I stayed o’er night in many motels. No matter! I brought my sketchbooks, pencils, and charcoals. While in Santa Fe, I noticed that my materials were not going to last. Luckily we were staying within walking distance of a mighty art store. I walked there… Continue reading The Pastel Sketch that Doubled as a Green Flag
Greetings. I hope all is well, and you have enjoyed some of your time online here and there. I bought this wooden mannakin with which to do drawing and painting studies. Using acrylic and oil on acrylic paper pad, here are a few of my studies. The first two were done in acrylic and the… Continue reading Wooden Mannakin Studies
Although I like to paint just about anything, I just suck at portraits. My dimensions are wrong, my perspectives change, and overall I just can’t get the shadows and highlights in correctly. I always end up with a nightmare version of someone or myself. So I set about the remedy (for what’s ailing me) by… Continue reading What to Paint?
I started painting, in earnest, in December of 2014. Amidst the fall-out of yet another failed relationship I resolved to turn my attention towards a much better milieu — art and self-exploration. Always the explorer of self as well as the world out there, this choice has provided me with a happiness and sense of… Continue reading Fall Painting
It is summer and instead of brilliant sun and good vibrations, thus far, there has been a deluge, a downpour of demented proportions that lasted over a week. The ground is saturated and verdant, the tall weeds weighted wearily. Vapor pressure is high and the sky is heavy. The only thing to do during this… Continue reading Quod legero.