Oil on masonite. 6 x 8 in.
Q: What makes you happy?
good movie that makes me cry. Not like a tear jerker flick, but a film
where the story and writing is so seamless that the beauty of the
actions that unfurl on screen move me to tears. Catharsis.
aikido today meant a fulll day of sketching. I knew I wanted to sketch a
lot today. A few things running through my mind while doing this
marathon session. Mr. Warden, my grade 7 art teacher telling us how as
an art student he had his drawings stolen the night before they were due
and he had to wake up early the next day and sketch 20 drawings. John
Wilkenson, my uni art teacher telling
us how he was regularly took an empty sketchbook and filled it in one
afternoon. Terence Van Eslander, my first year design prof. telling us
to draw all our process drawings on sheets of cartridge paper and use
those accumulated sheets as the base for our final drawings. I guess what I was trying to do today was to have quantity over quality... showing the good, the bad and the ugly.
decided today to broaden my horizons and sketch at the Yorkville
Library. It definitely has a different vibe from the Bloor Gladstone
branch. One thing I noticed immediately was the toddler's sing along
program that was happening as I was there. I would hear the lyrics
(scribbled on the bottom of the page) sung by the librarian and the kids
singing after her.
In my current art practice, I am exploring the subtitles of oil paints, particularly within the the realm of portraiture.
My focus is on the human face because that's what we all see everyday. It's there ripe for the picking.