Paeidolia – Rock Faces continued (October 28, 2016)

I completed another finished drawing of the Pareidolia series – I think I will call them Rock Faces. This one does not use the acrylic wash and I think I like it much better. I think this will be my final style – I am quite pleased with the way it looks. The thing is that I am really not employing much imagination here at all – the photos I took actually look like these drawings – perhaps I should upload those as well.



Camera Lucida (October 20, 2016)

Last Saturday I attended a one day workshop on the Camera Lucida at the Manifest Drawing Center. It was very informative. The camera lucida is an old drawing device, consisting of a prism that projects what you see onto the horizontal surface of your paper. David Hockney wrote a book about this device titled, “Secret knowledge: Rediscovering the lost techniques of the Old Masters”.

Each participant received a camera lucida to work with and then take home. The facilitator, Pablo Garcia started a business manufacturing these new devices. He calls them NeoLucida.

It took me about fourteen drawings before I really felt like I had a handle on it. It is a great device for locating shapes in space. Below are the last three drawings that I created using the device – they are the only ones that looked good. We had a nude model to practice drawing with and that was a wonderful way to learn the device. These last drawings also were longer poses so I had more time to spend on them. After the sketches I have posted a photo of the NeoLucida.









Pareidolia – Second Rock Face (October 12, 2016)

Posted below is my second finished rock face drawing based on my summer vacation.

I am still not happy with the acrylic wash that I am using and plan to eliminate it in the next drawing to see how that works.



Tactile Abstraction Exhibit September 26 – October 21, 2016 (October 4, 2016)

My work will be in an exhibit titled, “Tactile Abstraction” in the UCBA Gallery this month. I have six collaborative works that are abstract works that I collaborated with David Freeman, a colleague of mine in the Mathematics department. I have three other works that are completely my own. There are two triptychs and one tetraptych. I have posted the gallery announcement and the three artworks of mine below.