Thursday, September 29, 2011

Smile and show me your teeth

Drawing # 29, acrylic, black ink on gessoed paper. Sept 25th,2011

This is Lorenzo's favourite drawing. It's all about the teeth. It just works.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The freaky guy

Drawing # 28, acrylic, black ink on gessoed paper. Sept. 25th, 2011
I have no idea where this guy came from. He just appeared on paper. I really like him even though both my kids think he's just plain weird. Greta calls him the freaky guy. Lorenzo thinks he's having a really bad hair day. I don't care. I think he's got "personality."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Drawing #27

Drawing # 27, acrylic, black ink on gessoed paper, Sept 25th,2011
Continuation from Sunday night; second drawing from the evening. Based on a photo of Lorenzo. Stylized...idealized...you name it. Definitely not a realistic portrait, but a portrait nonetheless.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Drawing # 26

Drawing # 26, acrylic, black ink on gessoed paper, Sept 25th, 2011
Just when I thought I ran out of time last night, I pushed myself and got mad and got to work on some new art.  Lost some sleep along the way, but it was worth it.
Just couldn't start a new week at work on the wrong foot thinking about why I didn't get around to painting yet again.
Now, I have to figure out some creative titles. Can't seem to come up with anything elusive, fancy or cool.
 Untitled always seems to do the trick.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Drawing # 25, Fal series

Drawing # 25, acrylic, black ink on gessoed paper,  Fall 2011
After 3 attempts, drawing # 4 is much more to my liking. Augusto likes it a lot, but both Greta and Lorenzo find it somewhat "strange." 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Drawing # 24, Fall series



Drawing # 24, acrylic, black ink on gessoed paper, Fall 2011
Not my best work. But I did another drawing right after this one that turned out much better. But that's what art is like when you're doing it. You have to practice, practice, practice.
Drawing # 3 wasn't so strong, but drawing # 4 was better. I'll post it tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Drawing # 22 & # 23, Fall series


Drawing # 22, acrylic black ink on gessoed paper,  Fall 2011


It is always so daunting to begin again over and over. That is the story of my art. I begin a new series and work to build up a comprehensive body of work, but just when I get to a breaking point and begin to arrive at that next level, life draws me back to my other realities in my life. Not that they are bad realities; it just makes me create art that starts and stops and starts and stops over and over.
That said, the above work is based on my observations of my birthday bouquet of flowers. I had to find a starting point and flowers are not my first pick as a subject to draw, but it's a start. It helps to get the creative juices flowing again.

Drawing # 23, acrylic, black ink on gessoed paper, Fall 2011
This is a second work that I began right after I completed the first drawing. I changed my vantage point and came up with a different version of the same bouquet. I was debating whether to continue with more drawings of the flower bouquet, but I opted to do some faces instead.
I'll post the other new works that I made in my next posts ( I had a very productive day today).