Monday, April 30, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
'Fake Journal' entry created
first with pencil sketch, then
painted in gouache.
Transcript of the above:
The Way of Tea exemplifies elegant
simplicity...beauty need not require opulence.
But the Way of Tea has become rigid ceremony...
Strict adherence to reality is not required.
Asymmetry is beauty. Omitting background
details is quite permissible to give the subject
prominence. The rhythm and variety of
negative space enrich the composition.
Why not simplify the subject to its essence?
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Watercolor on Canson Mi Tientes paper.
Brush work without any preliminary sketching.
Sharpie pen and red gel pen.
Click on any image to enlarge, then you can see
that the "chops" are drawn rather than stamped.
Chop: seal or official stamp; method of
"signing" the artist's name as an indication
of authenticity. Traditionally in red.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
where would you like
to be to make a drawing?
a serene landscape
with infinite possibilities
and unlimited time to
draw and paint
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
April is International Fake Journal Month,
a challenge by Roz Stendahl of Roz Wound Up...
create a 'fake' journal.
You can click on the icon in the side bar
to find out more about the challenge,
or to join in.
What if I had an alter ego.
what if there were another 'me'
in an alternate universe?
what if I were someone else entirely?
What would my art journal look like?
Would I even keep one?
For the month of April 2012,
I will explore an alternate awareness.
This little journal is Canson Mi Tientes paper.
It doesn't have many pages since it's only
going to be used for one month.
Pages are watercolor and pen.
Explore this new identity with me...