Monday, September 29, 2014

The Beatles

So, I've heard that the Beatles spent about 10,000 hours playing badly in clubs around Germany before they got any good...

Monday, September 15, 2014


Muscles of the human body from the back: This is a continuation of me trying to learn human figure sculpting.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nada Te Turbe

Strictly speaking, this may not count as creative work. The script is Caroline Miniscule, and the words are someone else's. I just arranged it all. Of course, that part - the arrangement - and the production are creative, but it is not like I came up with the letters and font myself. It's copying and arranging. The product is, however, a visual work of art. The letters form a composition of lines, of positive and negative space with rhythm and unity. This if it as a drawing.
It does also mean something. I'll leave that to the Spanish speakers. 10 points to the person who knows who wrote this...

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Two Sets of Cosmos

I don't usually put my own work down, but I must confess that these paintings were highly unsuccessful. Not what I was going for at all. The first one (top) took about 25 minutes. The second 5.
My reader may wonder why I do so many flowers. Well, I like flowers, first of all. But also, they make an interesting still life. They are colorful, and in the city, they are one of the only readily accessible, living, beautiful things that will hold still for me when I want them to.
The beautiful thing about cosmos is the delicacy of the leaves and how they at once can have a "bunched" look. As in "here is a bunch of color." And, they are very fine and beautiful individually. When doing these paintings, I tried to visually communicate both things - like speaking two languages at once. And, the result is that they don't really look like anything at all.
It would probably have worked better to either paint just one flower meticulously or to paint the whole bunch without differentiating between flowers.