#0952 Mt. Lyford
I have been fiddling with the Alphabet for some time, thought I’d post them up all in one go, but decided today that I may or may not finish them or even do more. I don’t want the sense of having half of what is left in this series spoken for. So here are A B C & D.
#0941 Lyttleton Harbour
I have a few earlier sketches of the harbour. Kate & I have been walking in the Port Hills, familiarising ourselves with the terrain for the the “Over the top Ride” which is now in full-swing at Otahuna Riding.
Once I got into the swing of this pen I want ed to try it out in all sorts of ways. What is more subtle here is the gradation offered in ArtRage. I wanted the distance to recede more so added a gradient of haze. What I like about the “stencil” that does this is that the result is not purely mechanical & mathematical, the gradient is still produced by hand, but with a bit of help! A tool!
The edition of this image is available exclusively Felt, a rather wonderful New Zealand Art & craft site:
#0939 Pear Lemon Apple
Still enjoying this pen!
This image is available printed in a limited edition. It is available exclusively on Felt, a New Zealand Art & Craft website.
Earlier in this blog, way back, I had the idea “The media is the muse” well it is happening again, I am simply enjoying the pen on the screen. Did a whack of them (two days ago now – disk failure has slowed me down, again!). I simply enjoy the art pen in ArtRage 2.5. Not that it is any better than the pen I have in Corel, but the interface is better, so it is a delight to work in that space. It counts!
I no longer really subscribe to the media being the muse, if I ever did. There is simply more to it. I will know where these lines fit in later. That seems to happen, the process becomes clear after the event.
#0929 Open to Joy
Incantion, done. I have been putting this one off as it seemed too hard, but doing the in and out breath today, led to this. Not so much joy as being OPEN. Open is ok. Ok if you also know how to say no, or yes for that matter. The next one is its inverse, to flow with the breath.
The last two, particularly #0926 I thought might have been just a bit too much influenced by my reading the Krasner book. And no doubt it was, and is the better for it. However deciding to try one in other than black & white, the familiar returned, reminding me of others I have done, at least back as far as the 800s. Recapitulation, no doubt, but also something of my own emerging in this.
#0926 Urban Rhythm
Friday, 23 May, 2008
Now for sale exclusively on Felt
Saturday, 7 June, 2008
This image featured in the Walter Logeman: Gallery in June 2008
[private role=”administrator”]Admin only:
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 sold 5/25 $145 for an a3+ from Felt – though I have some proofs at home still. To cine 43 ward Street Hamilton ph – 07 834 9116 CENE@clear.net.nz This one is due for an upgrade in price.[/private]
I have been reading a Henri Geldzahler interview with Ellsworth Kelly (he does the the advanced simplicity!). he said of his work:
I think the paintings are easy to like, but you have to want to like them.
Today I like his, and today I like mine.
More about Ellsworth follows.