Another drawing of just the playground structure: no humans in the picture.
I am having a sort of rebirth of drawing, probably because of spring. April is my birth month and I start to wake up around this time of year.
There was a piece in The NY Times about people on Instagram writing longer captions. They called IG the new WordPress. Never!
Kerfe encourages me once again to try harder and find time for art. I’ve done just that and as usual she is right. Just to start something and get caught up in it is what art is all about to me. I hope to continue in this vein.
Have a great weekend!
Another sketch on black paper: a scene out my window looking over at the playground across the street. Children playing and adults standing around is nice to see.
Sketch in just white pencil. I like the look of this but always feel the need to put in color. Have a great day!
A front view of Lambert Castle, Paterson, NJ. I have a fascination with old buildings in my home town. The castle sits atop Garrett Mountain and Mr Lambert even built a separate tower for viewing from up high which you’re still permitted to climb when up on the Mountain.
Spring seems to be coming here in Northern NJ as I’m seeing shoots popping up here and there. And it’s nice that it will stay lighter longer! Have a great day.
West Street Bridge, Paterson, N.J. From a Paterson photo posted somewhere.
Another drip painting. The colors and shapes never fail to lead me somewhere. In this case possibly a hot mess but fun nevertheless.
Woman with elephant. From a Gucci ad I saw somewhere.
Have a good week.
From a selfie my daughter sent while at the beach. I find the more I draw the better DUH! Trying to do something at least.
I totally stole this from a painting at my cousin’s house. All is fair in art.
Chiara, the dog next door. I’ve been keeping an eye out for her while some of the family is away.
Drawing of the mehndi I had on my arm. I kind of liked it. I understand tattoos a little better. Here’s Muffy’s design:
I had a chance to start a new sketchbook. I drew one of the pieces from my cousin’s collection.
Some kind of cute spider that my friend’s son found in the woods.
My friend Kathe gave me this snakeskin. It is complete i.e not just a piece of it. She saw the snake eating a fish and a minute later there was just this skin.
Me up at Lake Hopatcong. Cheers!
A sketch from a Facebook photo my cousin posted of him and his family.
I intend to paint it in but can’t find my brushes. Things are a bit disorganized here but maybe some progress.
I better not post the photo without my cousin’s permission.
I was discussing swimming pools and memories with our friend Claudia McGill and remembered when my Dad used to sit at the bottom of the pool with his scuba tank. All the kids would dive down and he’d hand them the breathing thing; we would hang out down there and take turns buddy breathing. I hadn’t thought of this in a long time. This is just a prelimary sketch and I’m going to paint it. Claudia said early memories are the strongest. I’m going to have to think of more memories that I can translate into visual ones. Maybe a series?
I admit I had Draw a Bird day in mind. I just didn’t get around to it. I intend to draw a crow (one flew very close over my head yesterday). The featured image is a blot painting. I cut it out of the sketchbook and mounted it with an Easter egg colored background.
Off to draw a crow now.
With a shout out to Jeandrawingaday who often plays with lines and marks on paper.