Monday, February 23, 2015

Time Flies, Coffee Gets Cold


Kissinger in progress, graphite, 6 x 8, TMDD Series
Tomorrow, there will be hands.

My Guy, graphite, 6 x 8, TMDD Series


Time flies and the coffee goes cold when my Sun Torch goes off and thirty minutes runs to forty and forty five.  When I'm drawing, the clock disappears--not so when I'm painting.  Not so in the beginning of the morning drawing sessions, but as they went on.   When drawing, I feel in command--even when my son is looking like Kissinger,  Now he's looking like himself.  I added a bit of sparkle to his eyes even though there wasn't one in the reference--and to the rims of his glasses. I made a couple of adjustments to his mouth and moved on to Kissinger.  I decided to attempt  the statesman since my first attempt at my guy reminded me of Nixon's learned and talented Secretary of State.    Besides, all my beach people are still visiting Dell Repair. Today is day six that they've been gone--not that I'm not counting.  I miss reliving the warmth of Mexico when I was drawing them.  So it will be for eleven more days--if Dell  told me right?

Again, I apologize for the poor reproductions here.  I am confined to photo editing through Windows Photo Gallery and Microsoft  Office Picture Manager circa 2007--eons  ago!   I miss my Photoshop too--AND MICROSOFT XBOX SOLITAIRE COLLECTIONS!  How's a person supposed to collect their thoughts?

Parting note: We watched Close Encounters of The Third Kind yesterday, a Steven Spielberg movie made in 1977 starring a very young Richard Dreyfus.   Do you know how they had to live back then?  With no cell phones, no PCs, not a  notebook in sight and tube televisions!  Ghastly Sy-Fy flic.

6 comments:

  1. Kissinger is taking over! :) Amazing how much "your guy" looks like a younger version of the statesman. And thank you for that earlier note about Peter Lik's article. Off to read the article ...

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    1. Let me know what you think. Amazing 6.5 mil! I'd think I'd quit and go to the sea shore and collect seashells. :-)) --My guy's prettier than Kissinger and than I could ever do him (though I keep trying). I'm headed toward the studio now. The plan is to mix some reds and do a color abstract sketch of Ruby in an effort to find the palette that's floating around in my head. Same place tomorrow?

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    2. I started to read that article, then found my self scanning. Didn't like his attitude as it came through in the article. I couldn't market myself as he does :(

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    3. He's definitely commercial--and the commercial idea and the fine art investment idea have always clashed, but don't you think that the skills artists have ought to allow them to make at living at their craft without having to spread their painting time thin on teaching, conducting workshops, writing how-to books and now, making videos? Fine art painting will always be a hobby unless the artist can clear enough profit from her work to pay income taxes. It's this issue, this conflict, that turned me towards design years ago.

      Are you familiar with Margret Keene's big eyed children? She was a commercial artist, made a fortune. Her work may never show up in a museum---till we're long gone and maybe then as kitsch--yet it provided for her family. I admire business savvy artists who have figured out how to make their talent earn what it takes to enjoy life in today's inflated economies. Good for Lik!

      On the other side,,please note my Van Gogh Award in my side bar. It was given to me for painting for the love of it and not for the money. :-))

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  2. Great drawings even if Kissinger is still in progress! Time flies when you're having fun. :-)))

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    1. You bet! I couldn't put my pencil down this morning--one more line here, deeper shading there, lighten up that--and the time flew.

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