April 13, 2019
It’s fair to say I’m basking in some reflected glory this morning. The author and great mind, Neil Gaiman, has engaged me in a lengthy Twitter conversation on the vexing subject of Julian Assange.
It started with this exchange between Gaiman and an author who’s science fiction I love, Charlie Stross.
I sent a rather snarky response, but to his credit, Neil Gaiman engaged and then we had a respectful dialogue about the Assange case.
Our basic disagreement is that Neil seemed exclusively focused on the outstanding rape and sexual assault allegations against Assange, while I was trying to point out that the plan to extradite him to the US was the bigger picture issue today.
April 7, 2019
We are now seven weeks into Term 1 at art school and I thought it might be fun to document some of my work.
I have been studying drawing and painting along with a bit of digital photography and in this post I have catalogued my drawings and paintings to date.
The key thing is to notice that I’m actually getting better and I think this shows most clearly in my life drawing exercises.
Well, at least I hope you can see some improvement. The other drawing subject is mostly about still life in the studio.
And then there’s my painting class where the focus is also on still life maquettes painted “a la prima” which means all in one go. Usually these are done in about 90 minutes. This is a study in the use of complementary colours.
I’m also doing a few bits and pieces at home. I’ll have more to say about this series of abstracts as I develop my ideas. The theme is “Precision and Decay”.
April 1, 2019
A collection of cat photos taken with my DSLR in manual mode and lightly edited in Lightroom.
The cat’s name is “Callie”, which is short for “Calliope Cutlass, the pirate cat”.
March 30, 2019
This week I’ve been preparing to submit an assignment in my photography unit.
Part one of the submission is six landscape photos. I’m having a hard time choosing my top six from this selection.