black ink and watercolor
Went to see the Edvard Munch exhibit at the downtown art museum. After all the pain and nightmarish terror in his work, found a bit of calm relief with the peaceful floating bowls.
View from Doorman’s window, Montevideo.
Drums of Summer
I’ve showered and shaved and brushed my teeth
Slipped my hips through a pair of loose jeans
So many things I could do tonight
The drums of summer rumble by nine
Left on Mission to the Tip-Tap Club
Sweaty old hispanos drinking rum
Right on Mission to St Pats Saloon
Bearded burners done dropped outta school
There’s the Castro, lotsa bars for guys
Bears and buffs and twinks, a trap surprise
How about a hotel bar? The Rex?
Someone’s always lonely in her bed
I could go out — I could — and I still might
But I prefer to drum right here, to write
Pencil sketch, crayon, and water color on cold-press heavyweight paper.
It’s that time of year — not only my one-year anniversary of starting to draw, but also World Watercolor Month. Can’t wait to see all the great stuff everyone creates worldwide. Here’s my first painting of some frequent inspirations.
Lotsa stuff around the house this month…
Went downtown SF this evening to do a little drawing of a live model — plus a few unsuspecting artists, too.
Spent some time with my son up at the park in Diamond Heights, both of us with pencils and paper.
Now home in San Francisco, stopped by Ocean Beach before fetching my son from camp. Saw this woman relaxing on the strand, drew her sin ropa.
Another house I started to sketch while waiting for my son to get out of school. Did a few pencil studies over a couple days, plus a couple in ink. Each time, got a better feel and understanding of the facade’s design. So much to learn by just paying close attention.
Bought a small, hardback notebook with rainbow-colored page sections. Fine Japanese paper for only $1.50. Perfect for fast practice from photos to get past my fear of drawing figures.
Went to my first live-model session. Started off with crayons on scratch copy paper. Then drew with colored pencils and pastels on construction paper. Finished up with pen & ink and watercolor. The model was great and stood zen still for three hours. The other artists were warm and kind, the light in the room so generous and gentle.
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