Back On Earth


Back On Earth
9 x 9 inches, 2011
Watercolor on Lana cold pressed (unmatted)
$450

Delighted with my production yesterday, I find myself back in the landscape with the road before me.

After creating a six month course packed with demos of all sorts of approaches to drawing and watercolor, I feel like I've come home again and am glad to be here.

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Wild Blue Yonder


Wild Blue Yonder 
10 x 10 inches, 2011
Watercolor, graphite, watercolor pencil, gouache 
(unmatted)
$390


 Wow. This painting was a challenge to replicate (relatively) correctly on screen. A lot of subtle changes in value and color. But you get the idea.

It's a development from my charcoal and conté study. I love scribbling with charcoal and chalk and pastel. Too dusty for my sensibilities, I'm afraid. So... how to scribble and sculpt with watercolor. The crayons are too waxy, the pencils have their limitations, not least of which is size of point.

Stroke and flow. I've been considering the problems with incorporating these two for decades. I just may turn to gouache.

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Cloud Study


Cloud Study
Charcoal, pastel and conté on newsprint
14 x 17 inches

In Lesson 15 of my online course in Basic Drawing and Watercolor, we look up! We study the skies and all they hold.

This cloud study is the result of one of my online demos and I'm very excited to say that it's provided a breakthrough for my own work. Now, to set aside time to develop the congregating ideas. That's a challenge because so much of my time and attention is focused on my online course which is fine because it's in process of becoming so much more than I ever expected with awesome results for my students.

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Look up! Behold the sky. It's good for you!

For me, right now, it's back to the drawing board.

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Henge

Henge 
Watercolor on Lana cold pressed, 2011
 8-3/4 x 9-9/4 inches (unmatted)
$450
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Long ago and far away (depending upon where you are today), teams of beings built great big structures with great big stones into well engineered designs. The last of these — at the end of the neolithic period — was erected approximately our present distance from point zero but on the other side (if you think about time in a linear fashion), 2000-ish years BC.

Who knows what henges were called in their heyday but the word henge is probably related to hinge. An apparatus for opening and closing, for entering and leaving, for attaching one piece of something to another. A swiveling thing.

Time, imagination, engineering, effort, and energy were spent on creating these special spaces. Probably highly sacred spaces. Maybe henges were cathedrals of sorts serving different constructs of experience.

Regardless of your belief system, there's no getting around the fact that we are at the end of one cycle of civilization and the beginning of another. This sort of passage can take centuries and it's almost impossible to judge a moment of history from the inside out but it sure feels like we are now in an exceptionally intense phase of simultaneous growth and decay. It feels like the hinge is swiveling.

I have always sensed autumn as a sacred passage. Each day opening to bright, clear blue, to crispy air, to rainy chilly running color, or warm exuberant flame. Our annual opening into seasonal death and rebirth.

Darkness is coming but not yet upon us. My sweaters and vests come out of storage but I can't yet put my t-shirts away.

I want to be outside all the time. Next best, have all the windows open!
It's an exciting time to be alive.
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