Friday, July 31, 2015

Where are my sunglasses?

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.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Getting a little figurative

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.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

A la George Tussing

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

It's cold, it's dark

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.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

In meditation

Whale thoughts float into the clear sky, and then float out again, leaving no trace.