True Crime Medieval

Over the summer, I was listening to true crime podcasts, and even though I like them, I started wanting to hear somebody talk about some topic like what happened to the princes in the tower. When I realized that I myself could talk about the princes in the tower, I needed a cohost, and the…

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Fences in Los Griegos

I came across a collection of fences in Los Griegos I really loved. Several textures, several layers. I’m working on it now; here it is, masked: Layers and layers.

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Some Exhibitions Are Very Far Away

There’s a fascinating article in Hyperallergic about an exhibition at Lima’s Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC), focusing on the work of three artists (Héctor Chiang, Ana Chung, and Christi Zorrilla) who are Peruvian of Chinese descent. There’s little text in the exhibit, at least not at first view, a direct connection to the difficulty Chinese…

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Los Griegos

The Albuquerque valley is essentially made up of a great many tiny communities that got incorporated into the city as the city grew. Sometimes you can still see vestiges of them. Los Griegos is one of my favorites, just down the street from me. It was in 1708 a collection of land grants given to…

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Urban Sketchers Downtown

The Albuquerque Urban Sketchers went to the Civic Center this morning.  All the surrounding buildings are straight lines, straight lines, straight lines, vertical, horizontal.  Some of us found people, or sculptures, or clocks to draw.  If the pictures aren’t up now, they will be soon. I myself found a taco truck, among straight lines, straight…

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Playing With Two Point Perspective

I went and sat across the street yesterday, and drew our house, making sure I had all the lines measuring up.  The two vanishing points are off the page on both sides, which makes it more difficult. And our house has multi levels, and interesting angles. But as with the last drawing, I love the…

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Hall, With Books. Also the Parakeet Cage.

I am enchanted to find that what I am learning about one point perspective works very well in the service of loose and slightly chaotic drawing, thus: For this sketch of our hall, I carefully worked out the angles — the vanishing point is in the mirror down at the end of the hall —…

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One Point Perspective

In the last perspective class, we learned about one-point perspective.  Best example ever: In da Vinci’s Last Supper, the vanishing point is right at Christ’s head (perspective in the service of symbolism, that); the horizon is actually visible through the window, and all the lines converge nicely.  Thus: So we worked on some one point…

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Told To Procure A Simple Angle-Finder, I Bought This Instead

One of the supplies we were to get for the Perspective class was an angle-finder. For starters, I thought this was hilarious, because I thought that “angle-finder” was art teacher speak for “protractor.”  I was wrong, and I apologize.  They are different things.  Though I now have a really cool protractor, so there’s that. In…

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