Archive: 2009-01 1 - 4 of 18 posts

Oil-Painting

Posted Jan 2009

I did it. A very productive morning for getting to projects that I 'plan on doing when I get a chance'. I decided to practice an Oil-Painted Caricature. It had been stressful to do them in the past - because I was having trouble coordinating my favorite (alla-prima) oil-painting technique with my Caricature (marker) skills.

It came to me to try a different technique. I 'found' the Caricature while searching with a chiarascuro. In a way, it was easier than drawing a Caricature with a marker. Harder because there was more to do, but easier because this technique made it possible to do more.

(This was not a job - It was just for studying. I am now offering both chiarascuros as well as completely developed paintings as Gift Caricatures.)

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Time Management

Posted Jan 2009

It's amazing. This project sat here for Over Ten Years, but it took less than half-an-hour to do. I just fixed this blanket this morning:

I had made this blanket back when I was in college. Didn't have my own car back then, so when visitors came for one of the guys on the hall, I was 'like a kid in a candy-store' when Russ's parents took me to a supermarket. I'd buy anything. One of the things I bought was some Ugly mustard-colored acrylic yarn and a crochet-hook. Came back and made this blanket with all sorts of scrap yarns - trying to make it prettier than dark-mustard-yellow.

Well, some of the yarns were less than desireable - the blanket soon started to have holes in it.

Do you know the difference between a store-bought-sweater and a hand-made-one? The warmth of this blanket was Special. So I was going to fix it with better yarn - when I got up to it.

That was over ten years ago. Busy days - it never got passed my to do list. Until this morning. A friend could use some Special warmth.

So I sat in front of the tv. With some light-lime-colored yarn (that's the best I had here), and crocheted the holes together. It only took a half-an-hour.

Nothing is a big deal. You just have to decide to do it.

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Pregame Series

Posted Jan 2009

I brought my car in to the mechanic today - Needed new brakes, so I sat in the Waiting Room for quite a while.

Thinking about the Upcoming Superbowl Party - because client asked if I could draw body/hobby on some of the pictures. Looking through magazines in the Waiting Room with some people who were very unhappy to be there. Here are some of the ideas that I drew. I like to see if any of these ideas will come up during the Party.

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We Crossed Paths.

Posted Jan 2009

I'm back to studying the pictures I made at Parties. Remembering being with these people too. Most people really are so nice. Hello Everybody!

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