...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...

No sidebar because I like to post big pictures. Lists and whatnot are at the bottom.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

This one is important to me...


...so I'm saving it all over the place.

Pencil sketch in 8.5"x11.0" sketchpad, depicting a subtle sense I once had in meditation,
that I was perhaps manipulating myself from the, normally unseen 'background.' Sorta
ties in, in a round-about way maybe, in my mind at least, with what Rupert is saying there.


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Egami Rorrim


Ballpoint in 3.5"x5" sketchbook.
Rear view without inclusion of the car mirror.
That's why it kinda slopes off to the left, I reckon.
Just a quicky while I was doing some waiting. It sometimes helps me on such occasions to remember Siddhartha, from the Herman Hesse book, who remarked at one point that one of the things he had learned was "how to wait." Other times I pull out a sketchpad...


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Groundhog can suck it


These appeared March 1...

... in a hedge in Mom's back yard...

I finally shot 'em yesterday.

And here's an old, big ol' spider drawing, just because.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Buddha the Squirrel

Pencil in 4x6" sketchbook, from a photo on a blog I've long forgotten... a photog in Arkansas, best I remember.

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?"