Archive for the ‘Still Life’ Category

Not an egg

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

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#0960 Lemon
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I listened to a wonderful talk by Wayne Theibaud (thanks Josh for the link to the podcast.)** He is a joy to listen to, and I would love to be a student. For a moment I was. How to learn to paint? Draw an egg. No eggs in the fridge, I did a lemon.

** if that link expires I will put a copy on my server.

Vegies

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

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#0899 Vegies
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Pre-dinner sketch.

Jug

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

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#0895 Jug
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Mug2

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

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#0893 Mug2
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I am enjoying not worrying too much about these, and also playing with layers and pen options. Learning.

Mug

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

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#0892 Mug
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Cup

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

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#0891 Cup
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Found this one – rejected in an old folder, but it got me wanting to do more, so here it is. It has led to something.

Vase

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

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#0843 Vase
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Interesting how I did these at #0320 with a different approach altogether. I think I have developed! I am more satisfied. Not fully satisfied though!

Jug

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

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#0842 Jug
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A few more – just wanting to sketch!

Black Egg

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

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#0841 Black Egg
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I can see why still life painters collect objects to paint. I might even do it! I don’t have many knick-knacks. Should I do more of my mouse? This egg is solid stone & jet black, and reflects the purest white. I have done it before, and will do it again.

Avocado

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

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#0834 Avacado
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No more now till M200 returns.

Egg

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

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#0833 Egg
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I was screaming for a pen.

Cup

Monday, October 1st, 2007

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#0832 Cup
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Just because I have no pen does not mean I can stop! It has taken three days of installing 7 running around to get a PC that can get these images up. Now I am doing them. I must say, frustrating as it is doing this with a mouse, I am learning something. One thing is that I clench the mouse, I could let it flow more. Another is that I could emphasise the simple lines. See how one thing leads to another.

Half Full

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

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#0785 Half Full
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Alchemy

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

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#0783 Alchemy
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Alchemy

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

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#0782 Alchemy
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Maybe there is alchemy here because this was just black on white, and it transformed, or because there is something brewing in that beaker… or maybe I just did this one and the next few in the Alchemy café.

Chair

Monday, August 13th, 2007

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#0671 Chair
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Chair

Monday, August 13th, 2007

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#0670 Chair
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Loved the light bouncing of this classic chair – have done two in different ways.

My day so far

Monday, August 6th, 2007

We biked out to the beach through the park, had breakfast. I put up the rest of the sketches from yesterday’s drawing group. Then I did a few fast still life sketches (next post?) Walked through the panhandle then up he hill to Haight, then along past Ashbury till I found this café: Rocking Java I like it. Yelp.

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And here is a sketch from the chairs in front of me. One of the eight still lifes I did today.

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#0621 Chairs
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Art on the wall is interesting РGicl̩es by John Mavroudis

This is one on the wall here:

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Move

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

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#0579 Move!
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11″ x 8.5″ image on 13″ x 19″ archival matte paper. I think this one will look good in the 1.2 meter wide canvas format.

I had a good time at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – I went three times during the day & took sketch breaks. So there may be a little bit of derivation going on. Obliquely. Looking at great art all day I get a real sense of what inspires me to create and it is the kinesthetic, large, and the thoughtfully bold. I’ll write up a bit more from my visit in the next post.

Balancing Rock

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

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#0566 Balancing Rock
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11″ x 8.5″ image on 13″ x 19″ archival matte paper.

This is an art work by my friend John H – which I took a photo of and now sketched. The digital version will survive this ephemeral creation. Rocks are balanced by feel – feel and more feel, an act of love & concentration, a meditation. Balance more rocks!

This particular one with its heart shape reminds me of works by Jim Dine. See the image below

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Still Life with Phone

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

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#344 Still Life with Phone
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Jabra

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

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#333 Jabra
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Just looking around my desk for stuff to sketch. The form of this thing is elegant. It works OK with my Treo too, which does not look so elegant. The weird thing about this headphone is that it flashes blue light when it is on, looks ridiculous, but it can be disabled. Sometimes I forget to!

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iPod

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

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#332 iPod
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A week or more on a search for technique & a style. This (& the next) was back to ArtRage 2 to see if I could just stick with what I had… close, but not quite.

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Flowers

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

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#330 Flowers
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Still using that Dogwaffle pen, I like the way I can make it random. Added the “moleskine” paper in ArtRage.

This is the same little bunch I had in the earlier Still life, something freeing about a 2 min sketch.

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Desk Light

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

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#329 Desk Light
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I have been busy testing out ways to do a nice pen! And then give it a bit of colour. I have not got there yet, This one (and the next) has the pen I made in Dogwaffle, coloured in Photoshop.

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Plate

Monday, January 29th, 2007

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#326 Plate
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Still Life with iPod

Monday, January 29th, 2007

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#325 Still Life with iPod
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Jug

Monday, January 29th, 2007

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#324 Jug
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Another in the Still Life series I am doing in the WetCanvas community. This little jug is also at my work. Nice to see the familiar objects.

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Shelf

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

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#323 Shelf
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This is all stuff from my psychotherapy office. Like a postcard from work. I like it in that way. not sure about pencil lines over oil!

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Silver, copper, gold

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

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#322 Silver, copper, gold
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