Archive for the ‘Sketchblog’ Category

Roof 2

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

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Roof

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

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This is from the roof of the building that houses the Allen Gallery. Typical New York water tower. Several versions of the sketch follow.

Base 2

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

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Base

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

Found some old sketches, from right at the start of this project. Here is the initial doodle, followed by my taking it through various processes. I am now pleased I learnt how to do that. I don’t rely on filterin to do the job, but many of the sketches get a little post production.

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Encounter

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

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Can be cropped:

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No it is not the “Red Moon Eclipse” that is right outside as I type.

Something along these lines may be used on the ANZPA website. It is the Psychodrama encounter symbol, somewhat stylised. It is a symbol I find meaningful. Dialogue, meeting, opposites, connection and a uniting of heaven & earth. It is here because I was asked to do something along these lines. I was thinking about “green-gold” as an idea, sparked by a conversation about Black Gold, that still has not come forth, but it must be closer.

Empire State

Monday, August 27th, 2007

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Not the last go I will have at the Empire State or the New York skyline. This little portal to the icon was just across the road from where I stayed.

Interesting name now I think of it. Empire State – were they neo-cons back then who wanted to dominate the world?

Layers of Earth

Monday, August 27th, 2007

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This one was from a dream. This one is more or less as dreamt it, I dreamt it as a painting I needed to do. I have a few variations I worked with I might put them up later.

Night Life

Monday, August 27th, 2007

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I’m Home! Things are coming together.

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Night Life (from NY):

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Hardly night life I had, other than going to nice places at night for a meal.

I am back after a 24 hour flight.

On the plane I did a lot of reflecting about where to with the sketches. And it is interesting to post this one that I had already done. Read on.

One thing is that I now want to return to the local, that makes sense. I also want to work with the memories and the thousands of photos from San Francisco and New York. I’ll do both. So that is content.

From a process point of view here is the idea I had on the plane: Make the abstracts more figurative and the figurative more abstract. Bring it all together. Integrate.

And a little further than that too, I have drawn a hard line for myself: No real media till the project is done. Now as I come closer to the 1000 I am thinking real media more and more. Here is the move I am plotting: Explore a greater variety of paper. For example use pastel papers for the pastels. Perhaps use the background colours for the digital ones here and then explore printing with that layer removed on the appropriate medium.

Use the larger formats more, perhaps for canvas but also board and for A2 sheets of watercolor board etc.

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The thought was there a matter of hours ago, and now posting this I see I was already, more unconsciously integrating various styles.

I have put this in the Abstract category and also in Cafes. I have not done that before.

And yes this is in the New York and the New Zealand category. It is process and Sketchblog. Things are coming together.

Space – last post form the USA

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

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In the midst of doing a bit of editing out I saw this emerge, and accentuated it.

I am in LAX and boarding is about to happen! I have more to post, but at least got to 700!

Skyline

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

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Bryant Park 2

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

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Bryant Park

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

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I had inteded to go to the MoMA, on the free day, but the cue was too big for me, the place was to busy. I went to the NYPL the library instead. Wow, the center of the universe. A temple. Next to it is Bryant Park where I went when I got kicked out of the library at 6.00. Thunderstorm under one of these umbrellas. All went well & sketched and used the park’s wifi.

Trees

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

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Still posting from San Francisco… Biked back from the Legion of Honour via the beach & the park. Fantastic views of trees silhouetted against the water… the quck sketch is all I have so far.

Thinker – from Rodin

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

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Did this back in San Francisco – saw this at the Legion of Honour – another version as well.

Guggenheim Entrance

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

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The circles in the pavement caught my attention, about the best thing I saw there, as the museum was shut and the building was shrouded in renovation material. I’ll go back though.

Times Square

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

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Times Square

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

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Leonard Bernstein:

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

New York, New York — it’s a hell of a town.

We’ve got one day here, and not another minute,
To see the famous sights,
We’ll find the romance and danger waiting in it,
Beneath the Broadway lights.
But we’ve hair on our chests,
So what we like the best are the nights.
Sights, Lights, Nights.

New York, New York –
A hell of a town,
The Bronx is up and the Battery’s down.
The People ride in a hole in the ground.
New York, New York –
It’s a hell of a town.

Central Park Green

Friday, August 17th, 2007

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I loved that park today.

Central Park 1

Friday, August 17th, 2007

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City Collage

Friday, August 17th, 2007

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The last image – morphed & played with – it kept me up last night doing this.

New York 2

Friday, August 17th, 2007

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Something from the first night as well.

New York 1

Friday, August 17th, 2007

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Waking Up in New York

Friday, August 17th, 2007

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In the catholic boarding house, looked out the window and saw buildings, this one & the next are the views from the room I am staying in.

Dream: I had a dream that night that I did a series of sketches called “Here & There” which is a nice title I think. The Here ones were very close up details, soft, textured, abstract of somethings close to my eye, like the sheets on the bed. There was more like the buildings out there. Hmm, may need to match these with a few Here.

Last day in San Francisco

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Today we went to the Legion of Honour. And to the Green Apple bookstore. Great bike ride back via Ocean Beach & through Golden Gate Park. Good views through the trees on Ocean Beach.

Loved the Works on Paper exhibit, bought the book and it will be a help with my work.

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Later

Monday, August 13th, 2007

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Evening 2

Monday, August 13th, 2007

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Evening

Monday, August 13th, 2007

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I am feeling freer to just grab the Tablet & jot what I see & who is there.

Chair

Monday, August 13th, 2007

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