Eclipse only 16 days away
sepia ink and watercolor pencils
Just a few nuggets found while weeding a few weeks back.
Sepia ink and watercolor pencil on cardboard
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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.
Lotsa stuff around the house this month…
Mixed some paint and made a few dozen samples, trying to find the best ways to create hues of brown. Once the samples dried, I saw faces in each swatch, each with its own personality.
Stumbled upon Jenny Kroik’s work online and fell in love with the color, humor, and humanity in her urban portraits and countryside still lifes. Maybe if I sketch the artist herself, I can catch a bit of her spirit and mix it with my paint.
Spent some time with my son up at the park in Diamond Heights, both of us with pencils and paper.