Thank You Notes, David Hockney and Me – San Francisco

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Dear readers

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.

http://deyoung.famsf.org/press-room/david-hockney-bigger-exhibition

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.  

 http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/the-ipad-is-an-artists-canvas-for-david-hockney/?_r=0

January is the time when Thank You notes are written. This year I received Thank You notes that were hand written and sent in the mail,  personally spoken to me, emailed to me  and electronic cards. Then, there are the ones that haven’t been written yet, like mine. Although I think a handwritten card is more personal,  I may go the electronic route. My handwriting has gotten really hard to read. If I go with the electronic idea, at least my family and friends will be able to decipher what I wrote.
Thanks again for checking in.
Carla

Rembrandt and Me – Amsterdam and San Francisco

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Trees in Golden Gate Park   3″ x 5″ drawing

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Catching the last day of  Girl with the Pearl Earring, Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis  museum hague the netherlands. I studied Rembrandt’s etchings. Many of the etchings were from the Achenbach Collection.   http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/legion/collections/achenbach-foundation-graphic-arts. Afterwards, I went to Golden Gate Park, sat on the grass and sketched trees.  The top one was done with an Artpen and a green leaf.  Continue reading