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
The sequins or diamonds idea came from the influence of seeing Li Chen’s sculpture at the Frye museum in Seattle. Eternity tableau, a clay-and-wood installation, that takes up a big room, has at its center a 12-root ruling figure holding sparkling diamonds in his arms. He, clearly, is the leader— his entourage, mill around him. http://fryemuseum.org/exhibition/4306/
Under the tulips – collage mixed media 6″ x 8″
Moleskine sketchbook – graphite pencil 3″ x 12″ open
After seeing the Gauguin exhibit in Seattle, I was very aware of the trees in Seattle. One day we took the ferry over to Vaschon Island. It was farmers market day so we joined the people sampling and buying food while a local band played in the background. Children and a golden retriever puppy rolled around in the grass.
Red 8″ x 6″ acrylic and charcoal on paper
Graphite Aquarell 8B drawing in a moleskine sketchbook
The following conversation went on after my new internet friend commented on yesterdays post Responding to Gauguin
I love it! Funny how in responding to Gauguin (both this one and yesterday’s are hot responses) you cannot not also respond to other things at the same time, like acrylics on paper.
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Li Chen‘s work is on exhibit at the Frye Museum in Seattle. “Earth Piercing Fire” is made of clay, cracking with time, old pieces of wood lattice and some old wire. You can see Chen’s background as a sculptor in Taiwan where he made Buddhas. Later without any training he branched out into contemporary art pieces.
4″ x 6″ moleskine sketchbook, graphite aquarell pencil
Wednesday they were snow sledding and skiing in downtown Seattle ! !
Get out the Brushes app and draw.
Watching soccer in a Seattle bar.
On the airplane with no paper and pen
But iphone in my purse.
Great way to try out new ways to draw or paint.
Eddy Davis – Musical Director/Banjo
Woody Allen – Clarinet
Simon Wettenhall – Trumpet
Jerry Zigmont – Trombone
Conal Fowkes – Piano
Greg Cohen – String bass
John Gill – Drums
Besides having trees with knitted sweaters, Seattle has some other cool things going for it. Barnaby and Sherri run www.foodista.com/ a culinary encyclopedia based in Seattle. Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes, Photographs, and Voices by Sheri L. Wetherell, Barnaby Dorfman and Colin M. Saunders can be ordered through Amazon. Amy Pennington has a thriving business, http://www.gogogreengarden.com/ in urban gardening and cooking. She is very busy writing books, practicing her skills and just being a loving dynamic woman.
On a wet grey day we drove by some trees wearing colorful knitted sweaters! How neat was that !
The little Winsor & Newton water color box I’ve had for years. It measures 2″ x 3″. I buy half pan paints, cut them in half and replace used up paints. The box and waterbrush easily fit in my pocket or purse.
I looked up knitted sweaters on trees and found the following installation artist.
Suzanne Tidwell http://www.facebook.com/tidwellart
20 x 25 yds Free. Rest 15 secs.
8 x 25 yds Kick Free. Rest 15secs
4 x 75 yds Pull Free. Rest 30
200 yds Free Warm Down