Posts Tagged ‘watercolor

14
Jul
08

What I did without a camera

Was to pick up my pencils and waterbrush for the first time in a year and fill up half a sketchbook…

Trust me to get through the whole sketch with waterproof technical pen fine, until it was time for a title.  I’ll need a bike this summer (shhh…  I’m not telling Mom about it because she doesn’t want to know–considering the last two times I was on a bike, Gravity had his way with me…)  I really should have done that whole wetting/blocking thing with the paper.  Oh well…

waterlily

My version of a waterlily.

This is a fairly crappy picture of a slightly better image.

Now back to the regularly-scheduled programming of gleanings from my photo album.

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26
Jun
08

Rainbow on a Rainy Day in Taipei

That’s the Grand Hotel and the Taipei Story House in the background, with the Taipei Fine Arts Museum invisible on the side.  Catching this image made me quite happy on that particular rainy day.  That, the exhibits at TFAM, and the pleasant company of my cousinlet were all really lovely.  I really enjoyed the watercolors by Ma Pai Sui (this link’s examples aren’t quite as cool as the work I saw in the museum) and Yang Cheng-Yuan there .  There were also some funky-fun exhibits in the basement– one freaky dark sound installation that had speakers lining a dark room, each playing something different–a classical choral piece, radio static, interviews in Spanish or Portuguese, soundscapes, etc.  There was also a large exhibit that had lots of fun things in it which allowed the viewers to be a bit more interactive– scrawling messages, signatures, pictures and cartoons into a huge blank book, taking a post-it that says “the sky is not big enough for two suns” and other things that were more clearly don’t touch…

I was disappointed that they aren’t publishing a book based on their exhibit of modern ink painting last spring.  It had some incredible work in it.

Anyway, I approve of cheery umbrellas on rainy days.




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