I was moved to be there today. Five years post earthquake. I missed it, but I didn’t realise how much I missed it. I have been a regular visitor since 1967, and so there were familiar works, and I loved immersing myself into the textures.
Max Gimblett. This was an item in his classic clover shape. I just liked being close up.
Close up of a McCahon.
I can see the Harley building where I used to work, fate still unknown.
Petrus van der Velden – amazing image of Otaro river.
E. Mervyn Taylor, I recall his woodcuts in the School Magazine.
Close up of a Rita Angus watercolour. How does do that bleeding?
Its more than a year since I posted some of my art. There are reasons! But here are a few more – continuing more or less where I left off.
Post Larapinta Trail sketch
Its been a while, and I won’t have many as I’m working on some serious writing projects, but have loved doing these as I am more rested over the holiday period.
I’m on a roll here… they could be a series. The aim is to make flowers, not… I know… flower power.
I’ve an urge to do some plain air sketching. So been Googleing
Plein Air Brooks: June 2010 Portland Plein Air Paintings
“Portland Steamer” Oregon Maritime Museum, SW Pine and SW Naito, Portland Oregon
I am not as prolific as in my ThousandSketches days. But when the urge comes I find I’m enjoying my productions. I recently sold a few prints and loved making them. Last night I thought about spring. I made the image below, Day I called it. So I also made a Night. Next post.
Exploring an old theme of mine with new apps.
There is rhythm in this style so I call them Music.
Without the art Gallery out of action this is a wonderfully innovative exhibit. I was moved to see that with many of these buildings gone, their heritage can survive.
No I’ve not yeast printed them but put them on Pinterest, and snapped the three side by side.
These were built from the same DNA but have vastly different experiences, and have washed out in their various ways… Are they still related?
Following this idea that the digital image can fade, wear, and enhance its beauty over time.
Now I wonder how much wabi sabi influenced the work of Jackson Pollock and those whom bought calligraphic ideas from japan like Mark Tobey
Born: Centerville, Wisconsin 1890
Died: Basel, Switzerland 1976
tempera on paper
sheet: 47 x 36 in. (119.4 x 91.5 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Not currently on view
This is an image (like all these recent instagram ones has been somewhat mutilated by filters. The thing is that in cyberspace things don’t really wear down with age or use, but instagram instantly gives the image some sense of being worn in – like a n old pair of jeans. Then I think wabi sabi. I looked for images with that tag and found a few that sit well alongside this one 9and the others probably) – ill post them up in the next post.