Friday, December 17, 2010

Reclining Figure In Brown; Rainbow Torso

 Drawn Wednesday morning, from life.

The reclining figure is Tombow marker, water and brush on bristol paper.

The torso is Tombow marker, water and brush, pastel and ink on bristol paper.


I am just starting to use the markers and brush again.  I am way out of practice, but it's a skill worth redeveloping and developing further.

32 comments:

  1. I don't know what a Tombow marker is. Or, maybe I just forgot, LoL!
    These paintings almost look like 2 people are intimately involved in them.
    A couple of your more interesting works.

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  2. Love the colors on these.What is more amazing is how prolific and devoted your are!

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  3. yes you are very prolific :-) this is so good, good vibrations :-) and inspirations
    I love both and in special way the second one, is really powerfull and strong

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  4. THey are both gorgeous. I think I like the top one. It fits my grey sky today.

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  5. I’m impressed with the drama expressed in each. More then drawing and color, a story…

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  6. I like the second. It draws me in. Can't say why. Your color palette is always great.

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  7. I really like the way you molded the body with color in the second.

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  8. Jean,
    I would like to get a copy of your leaf lady. Or the original.
    How? Let me know.

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  9. Thanks, Cafe.

    Tombow is a brand of water-soluble marker.

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  10. Helen and Laura, thanks.

    I'm definitely slowing up a bit because I'm trying to let my injured thumb heal. The markers and brush are easier on my hands.

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  11. Margaret, grey sky? Strange, it's not the right time of year for that in LA. (June gloom, not December.)

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  12. Thanks, Anthony.

    "If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint." Edward Hopper

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  13. Pierre, I just uploaded (or downloaded, I'm not really sure what I'm doing) the leaf lady to imagekind, so you should be able to order a print through them.

    It's not a terribly standard size, but you could crop and/or mat it.

    Enjoy!

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  14. I like the look of these and the colors. Kind of like melting stained glass.

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  15. These look fantastic and fantasy-ish too.

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  17. "Fauvism"
    A term I haven't used in forever.

    I went rummaging through the bookshelves to find a text book I've kept back from college days. The only one outside of Painter's Formulas. Anyhow, I think it covers the years 1900-1945.

    Theories of Modern Art by Herschel B Chipp

    check it out on Amazon and read the reviews

    I recommend it. Really puts you into the context of the times

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  18. Thanks, Shanna. I love the swans on your blog.--If Austin weren't already the city of bats, it could be swan city.

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  19. Thanks, PA. It's another example of joke-making gone awry on the internet: I should have stuck a smiley face on my question; I know the term and the movement's short history. (But, no, I wasn't alive for it [smiley face here].)

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  20. Oh dear, I did get the joke. I just wanted to avoid having to use "LOL"

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  21. Yay! I love it when someone gets my joke.

    Personally, I tend to be so literal-minded and gullible, that I frequently don't get jokes, when I can't see and hear the joke-teller.

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  22. Fascinating especially the first one. Calmness but only the person not the setting!

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  23. I prefer #2, both color and form (word choice?). But Woman Among Leaves 12/14 and Seated Woman 12/9 are still my faves of recent days (although #3 on 12/14 is also awfully nice).

    I did look up the DaVinci. Thank you.

    Don't know if can articulate it, but thinking about your work, which I like most and why, might be making me more interested in art in general. Sounds like a good thing, doesn't it?

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  24. Banjo, I've been thinking a lot more about poetry, since I started reading your blog, so "back atcha."

    Got to be a good thing.

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  25. Rainbow Torso is amazing!
    beautiful
    you could make a body 'net' -
    the texture is very alive!
    hugs!

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