Friday, January 30, 2009

Tree: Waiting

Tree in Norwood Local Park. About 4"x 4", on tinted (did it myself, with watercolor wash) Aquarius II wc paper, done with a Kaimei "Natural Hair" brush pen, and then watercolors and gouache later. From the front seat of my car on a frrrrrrrrigid + gloomy day but I just effing HAD to get out.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Soundsuits, from Mr. Cave

This is an image from NYC's Jack Shainman Gallery of Nick Cave's Soundsuits. These are waaaaay cool. Saw a review of a show of his in Sunday's WaPo (scroll to the bottom).

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Back to the Slog?

After all the revelry, excitement, and celebration of the past few days, are we all back to the same old slog? This is a little (7"x4") top o' the hill "study" that I found while tidying (re-arranging) the desks. It has a nice spring breeze going through it. What shall we do to get ready for Spring?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Crash of Two Realities

I am trying to reconcile the two "creativity" workshops that I took this past weekend with the resumption of school this week. I suspect that there are common threads between them but maybe I'm too tired to concentrate hard enough to see 'em.

Postscript: Here are some other pix from this past weekend's workshops. Okay, I admit it: it's still all twisted.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Bundled Up Turtled Up

Getting closer and closer to Inauguration Day. Today Virginia feels marginalized and victimized. Hey! Who said the War of Northern Aggression is forgotten? As per Alexandria's Congressman Jimmy Moran: the closing of all the Virginia bridges is "security on steroids." Paaaaah-leze! Like the Secret Service ever gave a flyin' fig about the every-day functioning of this city. Of course it's security on steroids. C'est leur point fort. Ils sont goons. Qué será, será, eh?

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

Sketchbook page from the last day of the year. Detail of the edge of a cabin (and some other nearby neighborhood elements) in New Market MD. About 7"x7", on grey charcoal paper, on the spot (albeit inside the car --- hey, it was about 29º and windy!) with pen+ink and then (later at home) with watercolors, gouache, and mushed-up watered-down pastel (for the sky). Cool.

(This was scanned using the new HP Photosmart that Santa brought. Works wonderfully!!)