Sunday, August 3, 2014

More scribblism


The Accident 5"x 7" ink and watercolor



Microscribblic 7" x 5" ink and watercolor

What can I say about these except that I am indulging all of my artistic impulses.  I've got to feed the muse!

The first one remained unfinished for a long time.  I began the "eruption" part and stopped before it became too regular and did not know what to do next.  Then, wouldn't you know, I had a dream.  In the dream I drew or made a ruler-straight segment with irregular notches in it.   Extending from the segment came a pipe-like structure that curved.  I knew I would have to use it somewhere, and last night I realized that this was the place.  Then I finished it up.

The second I drew a while back, and resisted coloring it. I still resist. I like it in black and white.  I was thinking of my oldest son's laboratory - he's a chemical engineer, working on his doctorate.  (Oh, sorry, that sounded like bragging and paternal pride - how on earth did that slip in?!)

18 comments:

  1. So smart of you to follow a dream. I like both pieces. That is no surprise as I do a lot of detailed work. I love to hear you bragging about your kids.

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    1. Thank you Sandra! And I love your zentangles, too! Mine are zentangles without the zen. lol. (Glad you didn't mind the brag.)

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  2. Hi, Dan, works are quite interesting and gooood! Also, I really love your humour and love for children. Keep up!!! Cheers, Sadami

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    1. And I love your humor and love for children too! Thank you, Sadami, you are always an inspiration. Cheers!

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  3. I love the explosion one! It feels like creativity pouring out of you - a great 'whoosh' out the pipe. Great stuff!

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    1. Thanks! I am so glad you feel that way! It felt that way to do it!

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  4. Both of these are AWESOME!!! I love 'The Accident'. Your colors and composition are pure quality. It's one of my all time favorites of yours Dan. It doesn't look overworked and it flows beautifully. It could hang in any museum.
    I also love your black and white microscribblic- it's wonderful. The black and white works.

    You brag away! You have a lot to be proud of in your son. Congratulations on all his hard work!

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    1. You are always bubbling with enthusiasm! Thank you for calling it museum quality. I like that. I could see a larger version next to a Miro in a museum, uhum. ;)

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  5. Interesting, original and inventive!

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    1. Thanks! That is what I was trying for. :)

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  6. Love these! the top one I thought at first it was part of a floor plan (it has a wonderful architectural feel to it) but it has structure that becomes free. Really neat. The second one sings to me, its full of notes and movement, again very neat and I like seeing how you work with lines and shapes.
    Thank you for stopping by my last post, I never thought everyone can see my blog as a dot (I thought it was how I just see it as its on my profile)... Ugh, now its driving me bonkers and I been trying to figure out how to change that.

    Great work & post Dan, and I hope your summer so far is as good!

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    1. I'm glad you like them, Mari. I appreciate that you do all different sorts of things, with the photography, and the painting and the printmaking, so you understand the need to vary your work. Yours is a winning dot, as far as I am concerned. And a dot, don't forget, means "sold"! Thanks!

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  7. What interesting objects coming partially from dreams - aren't those the best? Love the black and white, too - it looks like something growing in petri dish - hope it doesn't get out and take over the world!! ha ha
    Have a wonderful week.

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  8. Hi Dan, I find your "scribbles" fascinating. I am glad you didn't color in the bottom one; it looks good like it is! I like the way you resolved the top design; it works!

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  9. Congratulations on having a fine upstanding son (of whom you can be proud)...and also..I love both of these works! Brilliant--I hope you will do more. :)

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