Saturday, December 22, 2012

New Year´s resolutions


Draw, draw, draw....did I mention draw? Now seriously: I spent 2012 practicing gesture drawing heavily, trying to make it a habit. This will remain during 2013, but I aim to increase the load on finished pieces.
Earlier today I was reading Walt Stanchfield Lectures volume II and stepped into the following Sanskrit poem related to this new year´s resolutions we all do by the end of the year and forget during January:


Look to this day 
for it is life
the very life of life
In its brief course lie all
the realities and truths
of existence.
The joy of growth
the splendor of action
the glory of power
For yesterday is
but a memory
And tomorrow is 
only a vision
But today well lived
makes every yesterday
a memory of happiness
and tomorrow a vision
of hope
Look well, therefore,
to this day!

Have a great 2013:)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

charcoal portrait

Charcoal and White Chalk on paper

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pen & Ink Portrait

Pen & Ink on sketchbook

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Cottage Sketch

watercolor on sketchbook
São Roque - 2012