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Masjid Sultan, (Malay for Sultan Mosque), Kampong Glam district, Singapore, 9 x 12 inches graphite on paper.
When I get back home, all these studies will be scanned to reveal the true tones and details. For now they are being photographed and digitally manipulated, which explains the noise on some of the images.
Cockatiels, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore 9 x 12 inches graphite on paper
Check out the Jurong Bird Park website.
Parkview Square, Singapore 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper
The opportunity to travel to Singapore popped up at a few days notice. While I’m here the plan is to do at least one sketch per day. The new series is called “Twenty-five Days in Singapore”. I drew the upper portion of the very unique Parkview Square building from my hotel room over the course of two days while recooperating after the 28 hour flight from Dallas. At a cost of $87 million, the Art Deco style building was completed in 2002. The eight fiberglass figures each holding a light-ball gaurd the buillding, only hint at the sort of art and design to expect on the grounds and the gorgeous interior.
Marie Lake campsite, Alberta, 8 x 10 inches pen on paper
I’m trying to get a painting started that’s all planned in my mind’s eye, but have been finishing written articles and upgrading/updating the websites, so these little pen sketches are all I can manage lately; maybe a series is borne?
Above: finished final details yesterday. Started Aug.7th: A Heart Filled to the Brim, 36 x 48 x 2 inches, Water soluble graphite, acrylics on canvas. On exhibit along with Polypore Fungi February through May at the Oxide Gallery, Denton, Texas
I don’t believe a heart can be filled to the brim
then vanish like mist as though life were a whim.
Maybe the heart is part of the mist
And that’s all that there is and could ever exist.
A portrait of Alzheimer’s honoring my Grandmother, my Mother-in-law (whose portrait this is, and whose 80th birthday is in two days), and now recently my own Mother who is in the earliest stages; and with empathy for all those afflicted, including the families dealing with the awful emotional reverberations caused by this disease.
Here are a few websites providing information about Alzheimer’s Disease
Merit Award winning Adam 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper, 21 x 25 framed will be on exhibit as part of VAST Connections running from October 3rd through November 1st. Sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) and the Visual Arts Coalition of Dallas (VACD), the exhibition will be held at the VACD Gallery in the Thompson Fine Arts, Inc. Building, 2902 Maple Avenue, Suite A , Dallas, TX. Gallery hours: Fri, Sat: 11a.m. – 5 p.m.
Josee, a portrait of my neice. Gift, work in progress, 11 x 14 inches Graphite on paper.
Drawing portraits is like brain surgery - one millimeter off, more or less, in any direction makes a difference.
Takkakaw Falls, Yoho Valley, B.C. 830 feet high, said to be the most impressive waterfalls in North America.
12 x 9 inches pencil, watercolors, based on antique Vandyck photos of the Canadian Rockies.
Lucas at the Museum, 11 x 14 Pencil and eraser on paper, originally posted March 23, 2007 - today notified as part of the exhibition Growing Up and Looking Back – Reflecting on Childhood, Parenting, and Home at Gallery RFD in Swainsboro, GA October 12th – November 3rd, 2007.
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