...or not

Resonant: Having a lasting presence or effect; enduring. Strongly reminiscent; evocative.
Enigma: A person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.

Some things you might find here: Paintings; drawings; abstract and representational; sketches; doodles; photos; thoughts on art and its processes, my influences; thoughts on meditation and so-called "spiritual" teachings, non duality, Taoism, Zen, etc., and teahers/sages like Chuang Tzu, Lao Tzu, Krishnamurti (both), Wei Wu Wei (Terence Gray), Galen Sharp, Steven Norquist, Eckhart Tolle, Ramana Maharshi, etc.... and doG knows what else, really...

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Once upon a time...


 ...1980 something, I started this sketch, on location in a field where I sometimes...did that sort of thing, using just a Bic ballpoint, which is what I used to work it over a bit more in '07, and then some more just a week or so ago.

  "Worked it over" should be "overworked" it maybe, but what the hell, it gave me good practice with a new type of Bic ballpoint, since I can't seem to find the kind I used to use.

2018, ballpoint in 11"x8.5" sketchbook


Saturday, December 30, 2017

An old...


...pencil in an 11x8.5" sketchbook. Late 80s.

I never much liked this one 'til today. I've been looking through some plein air magazines and you see finished works in all degree of refinement. So I look at this again today, I realize it has all the right values in the right places, it just lacks detail. Still reads like a drawing.

Does a pencil drawing done on location count as "plein air?"


Friday, December 15, 2017



Fourth version of a scan from my "Goobertown Sketchbook." Cropped about an inch at the bottom, pencil in 11"x8.5" sketchbook.
 This was my view out the front door, across the highway. Best I remember, someone was burning trash or leaves or something, smoke obscuring the background trees, that being what drew my eye...


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Conte Aggie 1980


8.5"x11" brown Conte crayon in sketchbook, done on location. This old storage building was across the street from the, I think it was a shoe factory, on Aggie Road in Jonesboro AR, 1980.

While I was working a young Asian fellow walking by stopped to watch, complimented my progress, and very carefully pointed with his thumb to the front just under the eave and said, "Needs more shadow here." Then he wished me luck and walked on. I, since he was right, put more shadow there.


Monday, December 11, 2017