I’m so tired; All the wrongs, All the sorrows I can’t contain them, I can’t repair them. I’m just a flood And the me that was washed away is dead, Like a bird in the grass Silent After the flood I am so tired, My shoulders bleeding Something torn Out of me— My heart, I … Continue reading This Is a Poem I Want to Scream Out.
Beauty, in the end, Is unbearable not because it burns But because once encountered It becomes mundane, Just the legs next to us on the couch, Or the hazy valley outside our window.
I've been continuing to do digital art. I do plan to get back to watercolor for a while, but I'm pretty happy with the tools I've settled on. Here are a few recent examples of what I've been doing. Software: ProCreate and Sketch Club for the most part, with a few others here and there … Continue reading More digital art
For various reasons, I have done very little watercolor for about four months. I got back into it by taking Cheryl Long's Wednesday classes at Cedar Grange here in Maple Valley last week. Now I have to paint for at least three hours a week. So far, I am doing more than those three hours, … Continue reading Back to Watercolor at last
For a couple of years now -- as long as I've been doing watercolor -- I've had this idea to do a painting with big blocks of color. Pointillism with really big points; Mondrian without the black lines. 🙂 So today I finally tried it out, with a painting of a cup done in the … Continue reading A new way to paint (for me)
I got an iPad Pro just before Christmas, and have been having fun with it and the Apple Pencil (which arrived a couple of weeks later than the iPad). My review is short and sweet: the iPad Pro w/Pencil is the best tool available for sketching and drawing. For actual digital painting, a Windows tool … Continue reading Digital Art: Getting Started
Apparently we fear the rain so much that we wear drab clothing, and paint our houses in variations on a neutral theme. The light outside is dim at noon, comes dribbling onto the windowsill and cannot make its way to the floor. Some say we are defiant, or at least that we ignore the rain … Continue reading The Rain in Seattle