Saturday, June 25, 2011

Life, Light, and Values

Life pulses through the parking lot.

Sometimes it conveys, along straight lines that converge, somewhere on the horizon, in one-point perspective.

Sometimes it resolves as gentle foothills, receding in the distance, reduced to simple contours, that diminish, as the atmosphere intervenes.

Then again, organic shapes too, assert themselves, often in lumpy little clusters of three.

But always, as light drapes itself over all surfaces, majestic and mundane, it can be simplified into five values. A monochrome spectrum.

If only everything in life were as simple, to be so rendered, as light resting on the surface, of every thing. And I see.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Small Slice of Canyon Country...

... from my office window.

This is a somewhat urban perspective, but Canyon Country is actually very naturalistic and picturesque.

This morning I did a 3 mile cross-country run in the wilderness next to my community. Literally, I open a gate run up a hill and for the duration of my run I'll be much more likely to see quail, rabbit, snake or hawk than I am to see another human. Life is good!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Quick Little Drawing!

In addition to all my other happenings I've been drawing and playing guitar the last couple of days. Yesterday I did a sketch of a "CAUTION! WET FLOOR" cone. How's that for inspiration; impressive, right?

This modest little drawing is just a view from my office. Sure beats toiling in a dungeon with no windows!