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Music as Data

So I've been spending much of my time working on the new show for September.  It's titled, Music as Data.  The point is addressing music from when it's being recorded all the way to once it's already data and being…

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New Show, New Series.

  A wonderful man popped by the studio this weekend asking numerous questions about my visualization structures which prompted an immediate delving discussion on sound-shapes, physics, aesthetics and all that we are exploring in common.  Before wrapping up, he added…

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Menagerie Musique

  Creating a lot of drawings for my next show, set for the 2nd Saturday in August.  Exploring, examining and enjoying some graphite.  This one was going to be donated to The Workhouse Arts Center Collector's Showcase, but I was…

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A Present

Working on this birthday present for a friend this week and next.  The man who made and gave me this incredible teapot for my birthday, just had his as well and this is my gift back to him: my interpretation…

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Traverse

So, here we are... or here I am.   I have survived all that has come my way and am now settled in a bit more, relaxed and with time to consider which plans, paths, ideas and journeys to traverse.…

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Introspection

So we're coming up on the one year anniversary my almost death, and the string of deaths of several family, friends and closest friend.  I have slid so close to cliff of death once but thought twice this year and…

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Jazz Band

Well, after yesterday's rather effusive entry I'm ready to move on : )  Visual vocabulary has been percolating for days after setting out to reset my thought process last week.  Today I was able to knock out two new drawings…

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Firebird Suite

When I was five, six and seven I had a little portable record player.  There were ony two records that I wanted to play on it.  One was Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, which was played into oblivion as I danced around…

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First Dates

The great thing about first dates, well, those first dates with someone you are highly attracted to, is their sheer potential.  Everyone spends most of their efforts trying not to wear their heart on their sleeve.  They look for great…

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Form Study

Context it always fun to configure.  A study in form...  But adding the feel, like taking a simple form of a woman to a feel of someone who waits for someone is about giving space contex, in this case it…

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Happy Birthday Steve!

So at midnight tonight it will be my friend Steve Ray's birthday. He's a great fashion photographer from San Francisco, CA.  But what makes Steve really great is his wonderful empathy for those in need.  When I had a tough…

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Portrait in B

Today I took a break from the  experimental portraits to have some more relaxing fun that is just me.  This work would be scored in B on the Piano.   As I've been thinking and over-thinking new ideas with my…

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Portrait of a Woman

I really love this work.  It is embodying where I'm headed creatively.  I got a lot of great work done this week.  Some weeks are not conducive to being in the zone.  This week on the whole has been wonderfully…

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Portrait of a Woman

I'm trying to spend an hour a day, if possible, knocking out a drawing of some kind.  Today's is a made up portrait of a woman.  Just seeing what I could come up with while defining a face.  I'm signing…

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The decent of Zeus…

into the English Countryside where pour little church going women lay unsuspecting.  Zeus arrives from the night time sky with the moon at his back, riding his golden chariot which here, is more of a sail boat which also acts…

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Whistle while you think

Needed to relax - just sketched "Whistle while you think" I really need to learn guitar. Head full of lovely music. So, it's been a crazy time.  That said things are moving along very nicely and I'm getting back in…

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Still fruit

  Still working on technique and style.  Fruit is a great way to work on both.  Tonight is an apple and a pear.   This is the second time I've thought I was actually getting somewhere with this drawing.  It's…

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Vase

  The anticipation of a rain filled day turned as blue sky suddenly emerged.  Despite this I was going to stay indoors and draw today.  One of the tough things about my schedule is that I get home so late…

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Walk the Dog

  Today I went to two outdoor antiques markets in Arlington.  One of them is across the street and the other is up the road about a mile.  One of the  fun things about tooling around Arlington is the great…

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On the Air

  I got this at work and have been meaning to draw it forever.  After a couple of test runs I am far more pleased with tonight's version.  This is charcoal.  A bit messier than the graphite I've been mainly…

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My Favorite Shoes

Drawing something completely different each day is a bit more difficult than I envisioned.  I was mentioning this the other day to some friends and one of them suggested I do my Converse Sneakers.  I replied, "That is a great…

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A good chair two

  Well this is the second stage of my Good Chair image.. the other is in the previous posts section.  Tonight I've added the tables and tea cup, book and flowers atop the carpets.  I will probably leave this one…

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Materials matter

  I received a message the other week asking... "Any still lifes yet?"  Well it has been a while.  So tonight I have drawn a cup of brushes.  After finishing it I realized one big mistake.  The biggest Brush is…

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Flowers for Mom

  My mother has been through a tough time lately and these days lives fairly far away.  She's been asking me to draw something for her forever and realized tonight what I would get for her if it could last…

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Magnolias

  Some of my favorite memories before the age of six are playing outside under the magnolia tree of the first house I grew up in on 35th street in Georgetown.  That lovely tree out front has recently gone missing.  I…

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Academic Drawing

  For the past four months Saturday mornings have been a treat.  I get up at 7:30 am on my day off and pack up my drawing supplies and board and head over to school for the best mornings off…

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