Saturday, 29 May 2010

A Poem

here's a poem that hangs on the wall above my computer

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

by Portia Nelson

1
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in
I am lost ... I am helpless,
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

2
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in the same place,
but, it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

3
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in ... it's a habit,
my eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

4
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

5
I walk down another street.


Life Drawing Class 26 May 2010

Watercolour pencil and soluble crayons on canvas are the current favourite mediums


Saturday, 22 May 2010

Two Models at Life Drawing


We have been lucky at life drawing lately with new people wanting to model for us.
I took to last weeks class small canvases and drew on them, above in sepia pencil and below in chalk pastel.
There is a local exhibition coming up in two Saturdays from now, at Queens birthday weekend, and all the exhibitors will be working on their paintings all day at the exhibition venue and these two canvases I shall take along to paint there. There will be musicians there too playing live in the hall and it should be a nice time.

Friday, 14 May 2010

A Poet's Painting

My friend Janice is working on a couple of big ones.. this is one she sent me, she has something I've seen nowhere else except maybe in some of Diego Rivera's mural goddess symbols
What do you think?