She was sitting on the porch on the very next day.”
The horrible things they did to that cat, to get rid of her, and she kept coming back. I’m not sure where I heard this old song, maybe during folk music days, but it stayed with me.
Of course, a cat you thought you had lost, coming back is sometimes a good thing.
In the case of “String Theory”, I was sure I had forfeited this drawing forever, having not been able to pick it up in time after a show.
An unfortunate sign of these COVID-19 times, the art shop I displayed this in, had to close. I found out the drawing was still there and picked it up. So sad, that so many small and unique businesses, weren’t able to get through this. And so sad for the owners, and the employees.
For me, I’m still finding my way doing pictures of people. Well….the longest journey starts out with a single step, to paraphrase I don’t have a clue who said that.
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So, I finished the full-sized drawing of Man,Dog, Phone, and Parrot. I guess I could add chain link fence to the title, but that would be too long.
I cheated. I started to draw the stairs, got them so out of perspective, that I just decided to make a cubist design out of the background. I just spoiled the illusion that I’m a really creative artist, didn’t I?
I’m taking a leave of absence from work. With all the physical and emotional stress, it just seemed a good idea, at least better than quitting, which I was on the verge of doing.
In some ways, the story would make a good comedy. Like all good comedies, it includes flatulence. It also asks the profound question, is it okay to call out of work with gas?
But I digress..this is supposed to be an art blog…and speaking of this….
I really should go back to drawing people. I guess I got away from it, it seemed too much like work.
I had decided to do landscapes, thinking they would capture a mood. I think I’ve run that one into the ground.
So, in my time off, I plan to do some drawings of people. For instance the one in the header is “Halloween”. Can’t do too much right now, because as usual, I’m running out of money and paper at the same time. Both issues are soon to be relieved.
Then of Course, there’s the occasional kitten.
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Sweet LIttle Love Song
7 x 5 inch drawing matted to 10 x 8, colored pencil on archival cotton rag paper.
I had this brilliant idea, or at least I thought was a brilliant idea, to take a large picture that didn’t turn so well, and create a do-over on a small scale. Now that I think of it, it was a pretty flawed idea in the first place.
But trudge on , I did………….
This is the original, “35”.
And this is the redo…….
But then, aren’t we all a little flawed?
Anyways, I discovered that working backwards from large to little, isn’t really all that easy. In a large drawing you have room for all those juicy, delicious details. You have to choose what to through out, what to keep.
That reminds me of the move we made from one apartment that we had stayed in (and accumulated stuff in) for 16 years. What is worth moving, what should we just dump? I’m sure everyone has had something like that………….it’s damned hard!
So this is how it turned out.
Here’s one, though, that I thought was better smaill. It had a more striking composition than this:
I bet though, if I had turned around and did it small to big…well, lets just say I’ve learned a new lesson in creating artwork. Yes, you can teach this old bitch new tricks.
Here’s another that I had difficulty interpreting large…
But I do like it..
Hey! I just realized I’m showing summer drawings! I’m moving way too fast. Let’s enjoy spring for while, until the thermometers go up.
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Surprise, I actually am doing housework, among other things. You see, I had scheduled this week off since January. A friend from overseas was going to be visiting. So. due to COVID-19, he wasn’t able to come. I have a week to get things done.
It’s spring now, and I can hear spring birds tweeting. Ironic, huh?
So, besides cleaning, I’m going through my artwork, seeing what to do with what. I’ve decided to do small stuff for a while, since I’m not too pleased with the full-sized pictures I’ve drawn.
So, into bottom of the flat file we go!
That flat file seems bottomless…we’ll see how it goes
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