Monday, August 02, 2021

The Night of the Storm


I stood above the shore in Yachats, Oregon watching a storm roll in. Perhaps it's because I've been reading Moby Dick, a book whose words have seeped deep within my consciousness but I'll never forget the way the ocean looked at sunset that night.

Supplies used:

Journal I made using a discarded, hardcover book with  100 lb Accent Opaque card stock sized Working size (book closed) 9 3/4 x 8" (Repurposing a journal I began in January.)

Acrylics: Holbein, Sennelier, Utrecht, Charvin and Golden (heavy body)

Brushes

Painting knives

Princeton Catalyst Tools

Stabilo All Aquarellable Pencils

Posca and Holbein water based paint markers

Collage 

Coccoina glue stick

Looked at:

Edvard Munch

Enrique Martinez Celaya

Reading:

Herman Melville's Moby Dick

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

By the Sea: Yachats, Oregon


Thinking of Yachats, Oregon and hoping to return.

Supplies used:

Journal I made using a discarded, hardcover book with  100 lb Accent Opaque card stock sized Working size (book closed) 9 3/4 x 8" (Repurposing a journal I began in January.)

Acrylics: Holbein, Sennelier, Utrecht, Charvin and Golden (heavy body)

Brushes

Painting knives

Princeton Catalyst Tools

Stabilo All Aquarellable Pencils

Posca and Holbein water based paint markers

Collage 

Coccoina glue stick

Looked at:

Edvard Munch

Enrique Martinez Celaya

Reading:

Herman Melville's Moby Dick

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Navigating

 

I've had Ishmael's voice, well, Herman Melville's thoughts, in my head the last couple of weeks. 

I'm reading Moby Dick for the first time. I can see why so many say it's their favorite book. Melville's words and characters come alive from the first sentence. They take up space in your head and you find yourself thinking about the book days after you read a passage. It's far from being a book about a whale. I wish I had read it long ago...

It is a good companion.

Supplies used:

Journal I made using a discarded, hardcover book with  100 lb Accent Opaque card stock sized Working size (book closed) 9 3/4 x 8" (Repurposing a journal I began in January.)

Acrylics: Holbein, Sennelier, Utrecht, Charvin and Golden (heavy body)

Brushes

Painting knives

Princeton Catalyst Tools

Stabilo All Aquarellable Pencils

Looked at:

Edvard Munch

Vincent Van Gogh

Reading:

Herman Melville's Moby Dick

Monday, July 12, 2021

For the Creative and Curious: Uppercase at 50!

 
 
I've been singing the praises of Uppercase magazine since issue #1. Recently, publisher Janine Vangool put out a call asking those of us who've subscribed to every issue (or close to it) if we were interested in being in the magazine. A chance to be in my favorite magazine? Thoughtful questions? Yes, please!

Thank you to Janine, who is a one woman powerhouse publisher! 
Thank you to the artists and writers of each and every one of the FIFTY issues. You've provided me with YEARS worth of things to think and dream about. You've enriched my life and you've given me so much more than I can ever put into words.

 
 

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

The Room


 

Thinking of Vincent's Room as well as a nod to that painted experience from last year and 2019's pink petals (aka what I dubbed The Flowers of Auvers sur Oise.)

You can find my Auvers sur Oise photos and related posts here.

Supplies used:

Journal I made using a discarded, hardcover book with  100 lb Accent Opaque card stock sized Working size (book closed) 9 3/4 x 8" (Repurposing a journal I began in January.)

Acrylics: Holbein, Sennelier, Utrecht, Charvin and Golden (heavy body)

Brushes

Painting knives

Princeton Catalyst Tools

Water Based Paint Markers (Molotow, Posca, Holbein)

Stabilo All Aquarellable Pencils

Looked at:

Edvard Munch

Vincent Van Gogh

Reading:

Herman Melville's Moby Dick

Friday, July 02, 2021

What I'm Reading

 

 

“It is not down on any map; true places never are.” -Herman Melville's Moby Dick

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Roots

 

 

Thinking about what we bring to the table... and how deep roots spread.

Supplies used:

Journal I made using a discarded, hardcover book with  100 lb Accent Opaque card stock sized 

Working size (book closed) 9 3/4 x 8" (Repurposing a journal I began in January.)

Acrylics: Holbein, Sennelier, Utrecht, Charvin and Golden (heavy body)

Brushes

Painting knives

Princeton Catalyst Tools

Water Based Paint Markers (Molotow, Posca, Holbein)

Stabilo All Aquarellable Pencils

Found papers

Coccoina glue stick

Scissors

Metal ruler

Looked at:

Edvard Munch

Vincent Van Gogh

Reading:

Herman Melville's Moby Dick