I once spent a summer in southern Italy at a graphic design workshop. Paul Rand (you may remember his IBM logo, below) was teaching and said to us more than once that "yellow needs white." Somehow I forgot that here ... he's right.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
I don't know how this happened. It reminds me of some of my undergrad paintings (late '90s). I'll attach one or two. The scale is hugely different. This ink drawing is 8 inches x 8 inches. The paintings are about 7 or 8 feet x 5 feet. It's always about the negative spaces for me.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Hal gave me a painting for our anniversary a few years ago, a beautiful landscape of black trees on a riverbank, by our friend and teacher George Tussing. I sat with it for a time, idly sketching. As usual, mine is a drawing of its negative spaces.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
A note about the collage and the ink drawings, if you haven't been with me from the start: They are all included in dedicated 8" x8" sketchbooks. My sources are mostly old National Geographic, some Red Bulletin and Sierra magazines. The ink drawings are made with a simple black ball point pen (I favor Papermate, 10 for about $3.