I've been doing more sketchbook drawings lately. Looser and less focused, trying to see what comes out when I don't refer to photos for inspiration or accuracy. Self-portrait with wig at the bottom there.
I started this blog in 2007 because I needed a website for my drawings and other art projects. Since then health problems have significantly limited my energy and focus, so art output has become spotty to nonexistent. Rather than let the blog lie dormant, as I did for the last couple of years, I'm going to expand the scope beyond art to....whatever I feel like. And hopefully post more frequently.
These photos were taken at an empty lot on Somerset St. here in Portland, ME, which will be the site of new apartments/retail spaces in the near future. I don't know what the large concrete cylinder is, but found it interesting and only noticed what appears to be a stencilled bird after I took the pic.
One of three tiny bottles I found at a town dump in Vermont some years ago. Their origin remained a mystery until I did a recent Google search and discovered that Glim was an early dishwashing liquid first manufactured in the 1940s.
This is my contribution to the PORTES exhibit which will open soon at SPACE Gallery. I began drawing from a photo of a local scrapyard, remaining fairly faithful to the original, but added the cartoonish seagull image on the side of the building at the end. I thought it needed some fading signage from years past.