We are slowly catching up on photographing work - it's kind of hard to focus on that when the weather is so spectacular (it's not snowing!), and I would much rather be drawing or painting - but I guess it has to be done.
Whoa, it's been awhile. Not that I haven't been busy, though probably a little too distracted by reading. Want some suggestions? I've got lots, from Schopenhauer to my most recent find, The Singing Neanderthals.
Or Arts and Letters Daily (how much time do I waste there?!). Or (especially) b.o.a.t scribbles, thank goodness Avalon Moore only does one page a week, or I'd never get anything done....
Anyway, I've been working with The Artist Known as Ruth for on a prett5y regular basis since last fall. She's a good figurative artist in her own right, which means she brings a lot of artistic experience and background to modeling. I'm going to start putting up more work as I get caught up with the more boring aspects of studio practice - there's a rather large pile of drawings collected over the last while, ready to be edited and either tossed or photographed, as well as a couple of paintings. So I hope to get these up as soon as I can.
But in the meantime, some from last week. All are Conte on either Canson Mi-Teintes, or Fabriano Pastel paper; 50x65cm.
I put the "mature audience" warning on for those who are bothered by the dangly bits and lumps and crevices of life, intimacy, and trust - reproductive, mammary, intellectual, emotional, poetic, political, reasoned or unreasoned, what have you. There are lots of other places to find order, cleanliness, and capital "t" Truth, but this isn't really one of them.
A few words of wisdom
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.
Halifax (well Darkside, really), Nova Scotia, Canada
The blog name HalifaxCB comes from a handle I used to use on the Global View Forex Forum, which is a great site. If you have come here looking for Forex info, particularly on Kalman filtering, I'm out of the game, but stay and read about art. Or better yet, buy some. That's all I do now.