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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by desert_woodworker » Sun May 27, 2018 1:13 am

My teacher Sheng Yen painting calligraphy, in New York.

Maybe a teacher here, Meido, Jundo, or Guo Gu, can read and translate the characters that appear, on flipping the image 180 degrees. Tnx!, --Joe

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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by desert_woodworker » Sun May 27, 2018 3:23 pm

OK, here's the view flipped (the view that Michael has from New Zealand, in the Southern Hemisphere). --Joe
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and, cropped and magnified 150% :

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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by boda » Sun May 27, 2018 5:17 pm

It says bread, lettuce... I think it's a grocery list.

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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by desert_woodworker » Sun May 27, 2018 7:59 pm

hi, b.,
b. wrote wrote:...bread, lettuce...
'nuther gung-an, perhaps. A vegetarian one, at that. "No ani-mules were harmed in the making of this calligraphy".

May my shifu R.I.P. --Joe
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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by desert_woodworker » Sun May 27, 2018 8:25 pm

Artist -- and U.S.A. NASA Apollo 12 Astronaut -- Alan Bean, has passed away, at age 82.

I have one of his paintings, "Neil Goes Beyond the Boulders" (2012), a theme corresponding to the first Apollo landing, where Neil Armstrong landed the LEM, "Eagle" of Apollo 11, with 30 seconds of fuel remaining, after unexpectedly having to steer clear of a boulder-field full of big rocks which were not anticipated at the intended landing zone, saving himself and Buzz Aldrin.

The Lunar Orbiter spacecraft images which surveyed the landing site a few years earlier had spatial resolution of about ten meters, from lunar orbit: the boulders were roughly ...ten meters in size. ;) Cautionary tale!! :|

I flew and was involved aboard on various NASA sub-orbital flights as an Investigator, and I was thus fortunate to obtain a painting of Alan's by being somewhat of an insider. I know that they regularly sold for a quarter-mil. or so (now, after the artist-astronaut's passing, well... I may have to "up" my insurance. Always sumpthin'). --Joe

p.s. R.I.P., Alan Bean. Godspeed, on the new leg of the journey, Old Man. Send some paintings from your new perch? Pls.?

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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by fuki » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:16 pm

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Found an old forgotten drawing from when I was older... we start bidding at 25K :D
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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:26 pm

Nice!

I see the likeness, Fuki, but I'm puzzled how you knew me at all back then.

(BTW, and I think you may mean "younger" rather than "older" ? ).

Err-r, "25k" Zimbabwean Dollars? ;)

--Joe

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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:31 pm

Here's an ink drawing by Bill Mauldin, made on-site during World War II, in Italy.

I'll try to learn from his way of "stippling" to give reality to rocks, and contours. --Joe

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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by fuki » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:50 pm

desert_woodworker wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Nice!

I see the likeness, Fuki, but I'm puzzled how you knew me at all back then.

(BTW, and I think you may mean "younger" rather than "older" ? ).

Err-r, "25k" Zimbabwean Dollars? ;)

--Joe


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Uncanny isnt it?
I meant to say older Joe, as in Dylan's "my back pages"

I think I have a Zimbabwean dollar stored somewhere from an old friend no longer with us in form, he worked for the red cross and was a physician in third world countries, named Frans.

I still have his checkbook, just name your price.
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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:12 pm

Roger, Marcel!

(How much for the cat? truly lovely eyes; paws, coat. Compact; concentrated; and SOLID. Your Mom's cat, I know. Not 4 Sale? ;-) ) --Joe

p.s. cat seems "the picture" of health, and spirit. Celebrate!

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"Good" aspiration? "Bad" aspiration?
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(2nd Patriarch "gave" half his left-arm "for" the Dharma;
"Turned" Bodhidharma's head around... )
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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by fuki » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:25 pm

desert_woodworker wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:12 pm
Roger, Marcel!

(How much for the cat? truly lovely eyes; paws, coat. Compact; concentrated; and SOLID. Your Mom's cat, I know. Not 4 Sale? ;-) ) --Joe


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She is me and I am her, Joe.
None of "us" own each other, if she wants to live with you she has my blessing.
Not mom's cat btw, he is twice her size but also orange.

I forgot the story of the 2nd patriarch, but every football coach here is different, some are what ppl call "dictators" demanding a fixed way of living, behaving, others are more like Father figures just observing their failures and eventually blooming offering guidance where needed.
I'd give my life to the dharma, but I wouldn't know where to start, the dharma, like love, has "no life" nor fixation.
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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:37 pm

M.,
fuki wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:25 pm
I forgot the story of the 2nd patriarch, but every football coach here is different, some are what ppl call "dictators" demanding a fixed way of living, behaving, others are more like Father figures just observing their failures and eventually blooming offering guidance where needed.
My Cross-Country track coach in high school was a tough, compassionate, small Black man with a high voice. No one could beat him in a sprint (nor a long race). I was taller than him, at age 14. I recall his encouraging shout, from the sidelines, during races (and even during practices): "Kick it IN!, kick IT IN!"
I'd give my life to the dharma, but I wouldn't know where to start, the dharma, like love, has "no life" nor fixation.
"You're a good man, Charlie Brown."

:namaste:

--Joe

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My teacher Ven. Sheng Yen's calligraphy -- "Ch'an"
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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by fuki » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:08 pm

Joe,

I'm Nothing without you.

ding dong....
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Oh wait....it's the diner bell ;)
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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:40 pm

M.,

Wow!

Thank you for the artwork, my friend! I'd be quite the impoverished puppy without 'cha, here (and my Cats would eat me for breakfast).

That painting puts me in mind of Keith Haring (1958-1990), the late NYC street-artist fellow (died of AIDs complications) who posted graffiti all over New York and the Subways, and whose stuff I saw every day for years, with him making his start only in about 1981 there (he was from Pennsylvania).

Fuki, see his mural in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (1986). --Joe

Here's tall Keith, tagging a Subway platform wall for the new year, 1983:

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and, rather a huge mural, somewhere (signed "KH" bottom left, semi-script):

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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by fuki » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:10 pm

:lol:

Thanks Joe,

reminds me of the famous "Cobra group" Corneille is one artist from that group, not my aquired flavour in most cases, but Corneille has a lot of cats in his art, so that always peeks my interest.

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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by boda » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:58 pm

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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by Dan74 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:36 pm

That's a very expressive, if somewhat horror-movie-ish skull, boda.

I wonder, though, why do you, as an artist, dispense with composition, rule of thirds, etc, that photographers follow semireligiously and as a designer, you must've knowingly rejected? This object smack in the middle is of course confronting and discomforting, which may have been your intention, but a bit of space to feel and think would also be nice..

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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by boda » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:06 pm

I respect your artistic eye, Dan, and don't disagree with your observations. It was a quick sketch, with some vague thoughts that somewhat directed the simple composition, and I wasn't really much more concerned with the composition than one might be with a paper napkin doodle.

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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:19 pm

boda,

Do you work from "life", or?... .

Puts me in mind of Shakespeare's "Hamlet". ;)

Thanks for sharing!

BTW, do you work in acrylics/oils, or white and black gesso? Oils here, mostly. And black and white gesso... . Canvas? Board?

I like the 3-D modeling; really like it.

Mostly a landscapist here; my "critics" say "bland-scapist". Well, just learning. Aren't we all, though? (rhetorical Q.).

tnx,

--Joe

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Re: Drawing & Painting

Post by boda » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:32 pm

desert_woodworker wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:19 pm
boda,

Do you work from "life", or?... .

Puts me in mind of Shakespeare's "Hamlet". ;)

Thanks for sharing!

BTW, do you work in acrylics/oils, or white and black gesso? Oils here, mostly. And black and white gesso... . Canvas? Board?

I like the 3-D modeling; really like it.

Mostly a landscapist here; my "critics" say "bland-scapist". Well, just learning. Aren't we all, though? (rhetorical Q.).

tnx,

--Joe
The first image in this topic is from life. The second sketch is most definitely NOT from life. :lol:

I like oil paint and am also fond of landscape painting (Plein air style on small canvas (white gesso)). You should post some of your paintings.

All the images I've posted in this topic were done in photoshop, FYI.

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