This blog is my portfolio of artwork, a journal about my process of making art...and the things that I have no words for...


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Drawing the things I have no words for...



Cat's Cradle, 9/16/2010, pencil drawing in sketchbook, 7 x 9 inches

I've been drawing a lot more than painting lately, it's just the mood I've been in... I have some work in progress painting wise, but nothing I'm ready to share at the moment...but I've been drawing in my sketchbook...the drawings there will probably stay in there, I tend to abuse the paper quite a bit with the pencil point so they'll never lay flat, at times, I've regretted separating drawings from their sketchbooks because they become disconnected from the history that collected them, a thought process or whatever was inspiring them to come into being... my little graphite meanderings over the paper surface are not necessarily my best work, their purpose it mostly to work out the things inside that I have no words for... tho' I do name them later in an attempt to pinpoint a time, so I can look at them later and say, "Yes, I do remember that time..."

Set in Motion, 5/13/2010, pencil drawing in sketchbook, 9 x 7 inches

Springtime sketch, 5/16/2010, pencil drawing in sketchbook, 9 x 7 inches
September Nights, 9/2/2010, pencil drawing in sketchbook, 9 x 7 inches

The difference between ghosts and dogs, 5/29/2010, pencil drawing in sketchbook, 9 x 7inches



A work in progress as of 9/18/2010, same sketchbook    








This latest drawing I started on Thursday night at The Gallery, just rolling around a fat chunk of very black graphite and then following the path of what I've left behind, filling in, expanding on...when I finish this one, I promise to post the end...

We will be officially naming our gallery soon...lots to do before then...we're going to have a reception on this Thursday night to celebrate Ken's 55th birthday, cake and goodies, and of course, the art! Some new work will be unveiled too...

Sunday, September 05, 2010

A few new things...

This is a work in progress... I'm testing out the watercolor canvas that my Fred bought me, its texture is pretty flat so my monotype plates slip and slide... I didn't add my sumi-paper to the surface just to be different this time, so far so good... I like the brightness...

I finally finished this little guy from the Ancient Artifacts series (formerly known as Corrosion).



This one too, I was having a little bit of trouble with the two ends, but I think I resolved those, but, I won't stop myself from tinkering with it if I see something else I want to do to it...

The opening at The Gallery went well last Friday, I've been out of sorts with FMS all week, just a bit too much on my plate lately so I'm a bit worn out, I'm grateful for the long weekend to paint and relax, read and write... and of course blog! I feel like I've fallen behind...

I just tried out Tumblr this morning... it's going to take some getting used to... it's not rocket science, but anything new and unfamiliar tends to be like that with me, I still have issues with Facebook... hmmmm...

I couldn't resist this photo of Crouching Tigger-Hidden Pooh and Max sharing the critter bed... they're soooooo dang cuddly cute!