The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise -- with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew.
Hi John, these are great sketches, the expression is amazing!Greetings, Thomas
Thank you Thomas.
Hey John Good stuff as always. Is anyone using Blogger anymore? Thinking about moving over to Tumblr...
Blogger isn't as robust as it once was. But, I still see traffic and since I deleted the old and began again, I've actually gotten comments. Comments Jeff!!!!I also always link to my FB page so. I had a tumblr but I deleted that too. I may start it up again.
These are great! I can still the the gesture elements from the High Focus but these have a completely different feel. Glad the blog is back too...
Thanks Clint,High Focus is in my DNA. Before SVA, I had some skill and style in my work but, I was all over the place. I could hear the music but, it was coming through a radio which wasn't perfectly tuned to the correct frequency. McMullan's class helped me tune in. When I came out to CA, I worked hard to find my authentic handwriting and voice. Where were the things I was doing before SVA and how do I incorporate them into my more informed and mature work? I guess I just do what feels natural to me. High Focus is such an important part of who I am as an artist, the echoes of that music are in everything I do.Know what I mean?
Yes, I do...exactly.But it took me a while to realize it. At first I wanted to separate from it, to see if it was a skill or just a style.The more I paint and draw, the more I realize that it really is in everything I do. There is High Focus not only in every figure drawing, but every teapot, portrait, eggplant, wave, etc...and I am grateful.