On March 7, 2020 after meditation and sharing, I walked outside. Leaning against the redwood tree I sketched two snowy egrets finding worms in the rain. On March 19th California governor Gavin Newsom “ordered all individuals living in the state of California to stay home or at their place of residence” to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. In less than two weeks my life changed. Instead of sitting next to people, I enter a room on Zoom. Meditation brings me closer to myself, Who am I really. Definitely, there are more birds singing!
graphite aquarelle pencil 4B, Tombow marker pen, charcoal pencil 4B on 5”x7” paper
I found this little woodpecker outside the bedroom window. He didn’t see the glass. Carefully picking him up I stroked his tiny body, then lay him on a napkin. For a couple of days I’d come by, say hello and lovingly sketch him. I gave him back to nature by placing him under one of the tall pine trees down by the the creek.
Following a suggestion from Otto’s post, I took a walk. http://munchow.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/diversify-and-become-more-creative/
Check out two of my favorite dots, Otto and David. I think you will will be pleased, then go take a walk.
A month ago I was painting 7 foot paintings about how I felt about the wars going on in this world, today. The paintings are waiting for me to come back to the studio. Meanwhile, I’ve been collecting dots, drawing trees, writing a little and following feathers down the street.
Catching the fall breeze
Feather didn’t stay
This is fun! The above drawing is the first drawing I made with a new app for my iPad. I received the pencil for Christmas, charged it , and downloaded the app, Paper 53 http://www.fiftythree.com/paper Yesterday I tried out the tools. Hardly scratching the surface I came up with the above image.
David Hockney has some amazing iPad drawings in an exhibit of his work at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.
In her piece about the exhibit, Claire Cain Miller chose to show Hockney’s enlarged print, Yosemite. When standing next to this enormous print I felt like I was in the painting with the clouds hovering above me. I’ll be going back to do some research on how Hockney sketched and painted. What is evident is that Hockney did a lot of drawing.