Sunday night geometrics
maimatico said: Hi Earl. Thank you for your wonderful letter! I appreciate your kindness. I write an answer to you later:) thank you!
Hi Mai!I am very happy you received it! You are welcome! - E
It’s still early. I’m pretty sure the sun is going to show up. I’m just going to have some coffee, and hang out with the birds until.
I walked out on my deck this morning, and had some coffee with this sunflower that is growing from one of our flowerpots. Neither of us said much. It was nice just hanging out together.
Life! I’m a fan.
Art Night - Kandinsky circles, #4 - oil pastel over watercolor. 9”x12”
11:10pm - Late night Art night tonight
I just finished a very interesting and very involved project for a very good client, and I am still too amped to go to bed yet. As soon as I put it in the Dropbox, I went into my bedroom wardrobe and got my artbox out. Man, I am ready to play!
The rest of the house is asleep. I’ve got Jimmy Buffet and Radio Margaritaville keeping me company and some good art supplies: 9”x12” watercolor paper. Waterproof black pens. Classic elementary school watercolor box, some brushes, and my oil pastels. It’s to to play with art, and see what happens!
She pulled up her sleeve
all the way to her shoulder
and showed me
to her wrist.
She told me
At her shoulder was
at her wrist,
one older, one younger,
and said their names.
was a dragonfly
and a butterfly
in full flight,
to a butterfly
and to a dragonfly
both flying near
and near us.”
"Do you know what they mean,
when they fly to you?”,
she told me
her daughter asked,
then told her:
"Dragonflies are boys
and butterflies are girls
and they fly to you
to let you know
that they are OK.”
The two she lost
she keeps them
on her arm, too
and in her heart
and all of them
- Earl Gray
04.23.14 / 07.24.14
I guess this one had to wait a few months until I was still enough to hear it. People give me the gift of their stories, so often. A gift, a blessing, a lift. I am thankful.
Sunday night? Art night!
Round three of Kandinsky circles. 9”x12” water color paper, and pastels. Five over three 2” squares.
Time to play!
A: Get up at 5am for a French Press made with coffee friends brought back from you from Paris, in a French Press and espresso cup that another great friend gave you as gifts.
Q: What do you do when it’s too stuffy in the house to sleep?
Sun catchers in a shop window #1
- Earl Gray
Maybe this one gets scanned, and printed.
Kandinsky circles, #2 (pastels)
My first time trying pastels, and it was fun! My friend, Whitney, brought me a lot of art supplies that she used in design classes in college. A box of 24 Rembrandt pastels was among them. Wow. She is the person who inspired me to make the Gekko drawings, and I made one for her and gave it to her when we had coffee. I will post it later today.
I had an hour to play with art very early this morning, after an airport run, and before the house woke up. This is what I made.
I had made another group of Kandinsky circles, using oil pastels. They were great, too. I liked blending these dry pastel colors with my finger.
The box recommended having pastels sprayed with a fixer (?) so at lunch time, I’m going to call the art store in Annapolis and ask them if I come in and buy some, would they show me how to use it. I think they will.
Have fun playing and making something today!
Abstract: 3/5/7 - colors
I always wonder if I should just leave them alone, after they’re inked, instead of adding color. So far? Colors. Bold ones. Maybe my constant question is, “what if I tried?”
I have one ShinHan Touch marker - a perfect red - that I got from artsnacksblog . I haven’t been able to find any in stores yet. It is just perfect. Worth the search to find some more.
Go make some art!
Inked over the pencil. Time to play with color.