Quote of the Month (no. 1)

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Like so many others across the world right now, I’ve been going through it.  The crucible.  …I don’t know about anybody else, but I intend to come out the other side silver.

The above graphic is the “Quote of the Month” for April 2020.  Which is sort of a spinoff of “Quote of the Day”, which we practiced in my 1st drawing class.  It was at the University of Cincinnati and the teacher was Kevin Muente.  We would take turns choosing a quote of the day and writing it up on the chalkboard in the studio.  Maybe I’ll start a new series of posts with a different quote every month.  And then again, maybe I won’t.  You’ll have to wait and see…

This one comes from the Stones.

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…and sometimes I make magic

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new sunflower painting

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The position of the sunflower’s head changes throughout the day to maximize its intake of the sun’s rays.  In other words, they follow the sun.  If you are fortunate enough to live near a sunflower this year, take a look at it throughout the day sometime.  You will notice it facing eastward in the morning and westward in the evening.

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wooden rooster – another view

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The rooster has turned around and is now in attack mode.  Look out!

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fingerprint etching

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Roughly 3′ x 2′ plexiglass sheet.  With an X-Acto knife and a box cutter I cut the lines of one of my fingerprints into the plexiglass.  Then I frosted the reverse side to make the lines a little more visible.  Below is a detail shot.

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wooden rooster

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Wood scraps and glue, approximately 30″ high.

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animal spots on the wall

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These are actually scraps of canvas from another project.

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new painting: My Old Headphones

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This painting is on an unstretched piece of canvas that measures roughly 61″ x 43″.  It is a combination of matte acrylic paints and some gouache.  Also some touches of a water based Sharpie.  The subject is my old pair of headphones which I retired and nailed to the wall.

I think of this painting as a tipping of the hat to a different art form:  music.  The near-constant use of my headphones while working is evidence of the appreciation I have for music and how much inspiration I draw from it.  This shows up in the painting in a couple of ways.  Towards the top, the soft and cushy part that rests on the top of the head has been held together in places by electrical tape.  To the right of this part, a couple pieces of frayed plastic can be seen as well.  Then towards the bottom, there are a few instances of paint globs on the cord.  Most of these are difficult to see because they are white paint globs on the black cord (they tend to read as highlights).  But towards the bottom you can see a bit of yellow on the cord.

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new marker drawing

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This is a marker drawing I did this week on 14″ x 11″ paper.  What kind of markers did I use?  Art/design markers, neon Sharpies, a couple highlighters, some felt tip pens and a water-based paint marker.

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sketchbook page – quotes

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This is a page from my current sketchbook.  8.5″ x 5.5″.

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