Saturday, June 16, 2018

Inspiration from my garden

Tulip Leaves, 2005

Occasionally, but not often these days, my photography gives way to my artistic impulses. Here is an image I created with animation in mind. Unfortunately my ability and inclination to animate has largely remained dormant. I shared this image on Facebook, largely because it falls in time and subject matter with photos I'd been posting there. You can follow this link to see what I have there. You may have to log into Facebook if you are not already registered there.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

"Life in Curry" - a Portrait at Noodle Studio c.1998



At some point, I scanned this image from one of my sketchbooks that I originally drew in August of 1998 after I'd returned to Seattle from my year away in '96. At the time there was a favorite Thai restaurant on Broadway at the epicenter of Capitol Hill, called "Noodle Studio". Some of my readers may remember this restaurant and recognize the sculptures I drew in the background of this "portrait".

I remember feeling very melancholy about having to dine alone on that day, but I was celebrating my ability of finally being able to take myself out for a nice dinner, something I hadn't really done in over a year and a half. As the image illustrates, I was wearing contacts and cutting my hair quite short. Also, the whole situation found me in quite the contemplative mode.

Anyway, despite the poor scan quality I am sharing it now because it has been so long since I've cared to post anything new and I know it will be quite some time before I share much from this particular sketchbook as it is chronologically late in comparison to the early ones I've already shared. I look forward to the time when I can share it.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch - 1997


Many years ago in the late Nineties I came across an enigmatic face in a magazine. This is the result, although I do have to admit I minimized the rather sharp and perfect line of his upper lip which I realize now only takes away from the portrait. Lately the actor whose face it was in that magazine has come into his own on television and in movies, so I've been equally haunted by my own prescience in drawing this image. I am quite pleased still by the intensity in his expression which in my mind is matched by the own actor's presence.