Friday, November 9, 2018

New Images from Sedona. Not all done. Hurt my neck so can't work much.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Here are a bunch of charcoal drawings of Yosemite I've been doing. I had them posted on Instagram and Twitter but then got worried about  those platforms' security.  Anyway here are the images. These are all done en plein air in Yosemite. I love the high country.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

new drawings

Saturday, October 27, 2018

 New drawings; will add others soon

Monday, October 1, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

New Drawings

Some more new drawings.

Currently, I'm sorting out figure drawings from Yosemite black and white drawings.

Hopefully I can make a small book of each.Narcissistic,
 I know. But that is one of my goals before stroking out.

I'm surprised at how expensive even publishing your own work can be on Amazon.  Thankful that the opportunity exists for self publishing because I most likely don't have the energy to find a publisher.  30 black and white charcoal drawings of Yosemite from a unknown artist doesn't seem marketable.

The tree drawings ad other Yosemite views hopefully are strong. We'll see if and when I self publish them.The trees and their branches twining  and intertwining are so interesting to me.Don't know why--but they seems to echo a concern  of my figure painting.  At least some of them.My current problem is I don't have anymore room for large painting. A tough shed filled and a room in  our house filled. In the tree drawings,  the play of light and dark, the fun of discovering new marks that can carry meaning(not necessarily about the trees) , the invention of scrapes and buffs and erasures that seems to carry energy on the surfaces,(truck,as well as paper surface)--all interesting formal aspects of the drawings.The physical activity of making these marks seems to be something  I need to do in the process of creating these drawings. Again , why i don't know.--but don't want any cheap psychoanalyzing done to explain  them
The more massive drawings like these two below to me focus more on drama ,and structural aspects--monumentality  and grandeur  . Yosemite can certainty make one feel  small. but what truths do they convey? Anything new? The place is just so god dam beautiful I can.t stand it. My head clears out so quickly. i get access to a part of myself that overwhelmed in city life. A normal aspect of humanness  the mental clutter of city life blocks out.

Saturday, September 1, 2018