my latest kurt drawing is the closest to a likeness i have been able to achieve. may leave it at this.
Monday, August 28, 2006
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
love the leaning telephone pole in the ref photo, these old buildings made a good subject. graphite, about 7x10"
firefox browser again, now a different weird problem. i posted and published using firefox, but today's post is not showing when i view blog in firefox, but it shows up in internet explorer.
Monday, August 21, 2006
it was suggested that the firefox browser is working better with bloggers image uploading tool, so thought i'd try it. the bloggermeisters are working on the problem.
graphite, about 4x5". from weekly sketch thread at wetcanvas.com
firefox worked perfectly!
Sunday, August 20, 2006
no kudos for me here, simply a copy of a lesson in ernest watson's book, 'course in pencil sketching' a compilation of 4 of his books published between 1956 and1978. he is the 'watson' of 'watson-guptill publishing', or was, ernest died in 1969. i really admire his style, bold but not heavy handed.
about 5x9", strathmore sketchbook.
still having probs with bloggers image uploader, i decided to try imageshack.us for this photo and it appears to be working.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
blogger has been weird about uploading images, took a lot of tries to get these pix to show up.
a day for monoprint experiments.
top image, final print. stonehenge paper
second, transferred image on yupo, not working very well.
third is the attempt on linen, another miss.
bottom is the painted marker board.
should mention i had to repaint between tries.
at first i used a piece of glass to paint on, which i have used b4, but it broke when i pressed down. so switched to marker board, which works ok, but you can't see what's happening. need a piece of clear acrylic. each about 8x10", oil paint.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
i spent several hours on an abstract yesterday, but ultimately wiped it off. today i stepped up to the canvases, mixed some paint colors and applied with brush and knife; the painting seemed to tell me what it wanted! it's satisfying to work this way, as a spontaneous co-creator. oil on two 20x10" stretched linen gallery wrap canvases.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
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Saturday, August 12, 2006
going to an artist's reception today at my local library. a number of new paintings were hung last week in the community room by members of our local art assn. i contributed "Old Red, (retired)", made some new business cards, and intend to do a little pr and networking. should be interesting!