Monday, January 23, 2012

Often on the edge

I woke up this morning thinking about where everything meets everything else ... like, where the dirt meets the grasses that reach up and seem to change into the sky. This happens so easily in a drawing, probably not so easily in the organic world. But I can almost feel how one skin cell might stretch and reach out to become a shadow of a skin cell or a particle of night.

I love first waking, when everything seems possible and OK.

Pencil, paraffin, china marker and crayon on paper. 9" x12"

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Watching the game

Drawing while watching the game (49ers beat my beloved Saints). Can you tell?

I love how what I see, what I take in, gets processed, stored and reused. Sometimes almost instantly.
All are about 3.5" x 8" the usual china marker and paraffin on paper.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Drawing after supper

Alternate between animation and stillness. Endow shapes with personality and will.
Encounter stray crayons that stab black water.

All 12" x 9" paraffin, crayon and chinamarker on paper.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lighting up the night sky

Working fast, dwelling on simplicity. It occurs to me how little command I have of language sometimes - can't get the words out - how much better if I just draw a picture of 'it.'

12" x 9" paraffin and china marker on paper