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A Chest of Drawers

A Chest of Drawers
mixed media on canvas (collage, acrylic, and buttons)

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To Do and To Finish

To Do and To Finish

I finally finished one book that had been lingering, so there’s hope that I might make some progress on the others. Maybe.

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Art

Art

To evoke in oneself a feeling one has experienced, and having evoked in oneself, then by means of movement, line, color, sounds or forms express in words, so to transmit that feeling that others experience the same feeling–this is the activity of art.

Art is a human activity consisting in this, that one man consciously, by means of certain external signs, hands on to others feelings he has lived through and that others are infected by these feelings and also experience them.

Leo Tolstoy

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Hark! An Art!

The Freedom Fighter's Manual

I spent Christmas weekend finishing up work on a collage book I started two years ago. It was enormous (108 pages), so I don’t know when I’ll find the motivation to sit down and scan the whole thing. I did a page-through video, though. (Audio provided by Thomas, who decided that was the perfect time to sit down next to me and chew on his Benebone.)

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Working

Working

Trying to finish The Freedom Fighter’s Manual.

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Paint Water

Paint Water

I did some gouache sketching, for the first time in ages.

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Orion

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When I was a kid, I thought his name was O’Ryan the Hunter. He was the first constellation I learned to spot, and I always look for him in the early morning sky.

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Anjou Pear

Anjou Pear #gouache #paintings #paintsketch #sketchbooks #artjournals #scumbling
gouache on 140 lb Canson cold press watercolor paper

I had been planning on going to the animal shelter yesterday after work. So of course, on my way to work yesterday morning, the brake warning light on my car came on. Instead of looking at dogs, I dropped my car off at the auto shop. They called this morning to say that there’s a broken rear brake line, leaking rear differential, and a broken brake caliper slide, all of which will cost about $500 to fix.

I’d like to stop hemorrhaging money soon, pleaseandthanks.

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Yes, Another Pear

Anjou Pear
gouache on 140 lb Canson cold press watercolor paper

The background color is a little off on this. It’s not that bright and minty. I’m too lazy to scan it, though.

The paint is some old cheap-ass tubes I need to use up.

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Anjou Pear

Anjou Pear #painting #paintsketch #gouache #artjournal #sketchbook
M. Graham and Schmincke gouache on 140 Lb Canson cold press watercolor paper covered with tissue paper coated with Daniel Smith transparent watercolor ground

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