Drawings/Ink and Gouache

Lily, 8.18.19
Acryla gouache on paper
9×7 inches
Tulip, 8.15.19
Acryla gouache on paper
8×7.6 inches
Peach and Orange 8.5.19
Acryla gouache on paper
9×7.25 inches
Madagascar Periwinkle 8.2.19
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
9×7.25 inches
Cherry, 8.3.19
Acryla gouache on paper
4×3.5 inches
Brazilian Jasmine, 7.31.19
2019
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
8×10.5 inches
The Moon, 7.24.19 Looking 245 Degrees SW
2019
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
11.4×8.2 inches
Eucalyptus at Getty Research Institute Looking Due North 7.2.19
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
11.5×8 inches
Summit Of Lida Street, Pasadena Looking 275 Degrees West 6.27.19
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
10.4×8.2 inches
French Hydrangea 6.24-26.19
Acryla gouache on paper
11.7×8 inches
Private collection
Red Hibiscus 6.14-16.19
Acryla gouache on paper
11.5×8.3 inches
African Daisies, 6.7.19
Acryla gouache on paper
11.7×8 inches
Milkweed 6.8-9.19
2019
Acryla gouache on paper
11.7×8 inches
Peony, 6.10.19
2019
Acryla gouache on paper
8.25×11.6 inches
Private collection
Two Fortnight Lilies 6.4.19
2019
Acryla gouache on paper
11.6×8 inches
La Brea Tar Pits With Jacaranda Looking 310 Degrees NW 6.2.19
2019
Acryla gouache on paper
11.6×8 inches

Fortnight Liles 5.24.19
2019
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
11.3×8 inches
Orange Day Lilies 5.28.19
2019
Acryla gouache on paper
11.3×7.6 inches
St. Francis 5.21-22.19
2019
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
11.3×8 inches
Daffodils 5.13.19
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
11.3×8 inches
Mothers Day 2019 Bradley International Terminal Looking 200 Degrees South
2019
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
8.25×11.5 inches
Jasmine 5.2.19
2019
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
10.75×8 inches
Private collection
Mom on Back Porch with Moon and Planes Looking Due West
2019
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
11×8.25 inches
4.25.19 York and Karen Tulips and Irises
2019
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
10.5×8.25 inches
Just Before Totality 1.20.19
2019
Acryla goucahe on paper
8.3×11 inches
Post Totality 1.20.19
2019
Acryla gouache on paper
8.25×11.5 inches
Post Totality detail
Total Lunar Eclipse 1.20.19 v2
2019
Acryla gouache on paper
8.25×11.5 inches
Total Lunar Eclipse 1.20.19 v1
2019
Acryla gouache on paper
8.25×11.5 inches
Half Moon Over Grace Simons Lodge, Elysian Park 11.30.18 Looking 25 Degrees NE
2019
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
8.25×11.5 inches
Private Collection
The Moon 3.22.19
2019
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
8.25×11.5 inches
Private Collection
Irises and Painted Lady Butterflies 3.31.19
2019
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
11.5×8.25 inches
Mom On Porch Sunning Herself With Moon and Planes 3.17.19 Looking Due West
2019
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
11.5 x8 inches
Getty Tree 1.9.19 Looking 100 Degrees East With Moon and Planes
2019
Ink and acryla gouache on paper
11.5×8.25 inches


The Moon, International Observe The Moon Night, 10.20.18
2018
Ink and gouache on paper
8.2×11.5 inches
The Moon and Venus, 1.1.19
2019
Ink and gouache on paper
8.2×11.5 inches
The Moon With High Altitude Balloon, 10.14.18
2018
Ink and goauche on paper
8.2×11.5 inches
E.C. Liná Backlot 12.29.18 Looking Due East
2019
Ink and gouache on paper
11.5×8.2 inches

The Moon 9.16.18
2018
Ink and gouache on paper
8.25×11.25 inches

The Moon 8.30.18
2018
Ink and gouache on paper
5.5×8.25 inches
Private collection

The Moon 8.20.18
2018
Ink and gouache on paper
8.25×6 inches
Private collection

Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse Over The Bargello and The Palazzo Vecchio, 7.27.18
2018
Gouache on paper 
8×5.75 inches
Private collection

Boboli Gardens Fountain of Neptune 7.26.18
2018
Ink, china marker and gouache on paper
8.25×11.5 inches

Pitti Palace Looking 330 Degrees NW From The Statue of Abundance, Boboli Gardens 7.22.18
2018
Ink, gouache and china marker on paper
8.25×11 inches

The Duomo As Seen From The Belvedere, 7.22.18 Looking 20 Degrees North
2018
Ink and gouache on paper
8.25×11.25 inches
Private collection

Scrovegni Chapel With Gliders 7.21.18 Looking Due North
2018
Ink, gouache and china marker on paper
8.25×11.5 inches

Chiostro Verde, Santa Maria Novella Looking 315 Degrees NW 7.18.18
2018
Ink and china marker on paper
8.25×11.5 inches

Martin Luther King Park, Indianapolis 5.28.18 Looking 320 Degrees NW
2018
Ink on paper
Diptych, 11.5×19.5 inches total

Indianapolis Airport 5.29.18 Looking 70 Degrees East
2018
Ink and gouache on paper
6.5×11.5 inches

Fountain, Indianapolis 5.29.18
2018
Ink and gouache on paper
8.25×11.5 inches
Private collection

Grand Jet Drawing 4.10.18 Looking 240 Degrees SW
2018
Ink and gouache on paper
8.25×11.5 inches

Eucalyptus Garden/Getty Research Institute 3.30.18
2018
Ink and gouache on paper
11.5×8.25 inches
Private collection

Getty Fountain 1.16.18 Looking 255 Degrees West
2018
Ink and gouache on paper
8.25×11 inches

Dad’s Bike 10.22.17 Looking 345 Degrees North
2018
Ink and gouache on paper
11.4×8.25 inches

Chimento Backyard Looking 160 Degrees South
2017
Ink and gouache on paper
11×15 inches
Private collection

Mission and Artemus and 4th Street Bridge Looking 150 Degrees SE 8.11.17 (The Smack)
2017
Ink and gouache on paper
Diptych, 8.25×21 inches

Jackson Hole Airport 8.19.17
Ink and gouache on paper
5.5×7.5 inches

Getty Garden 8.10.17 Looking 250 Degrees West
Ink and gouache on paper
8.25×10.5 inches
Private collection

Descanso Gardens 8.13.17 Looking 220 Degrees SW
Ink on paper
8×10 inches

Main Stage at FYF Fest 7.23.17 Looking 205 Degrees SW
Ink and gouache on paper
8×12 inches

Lawn Stage at FYF Fest 7.22.17 Looking Due East
Ink and gouache on paper
8×12 inches

Qantas Hangar 6.6.17 Looking Due North
2017
Ink and gouache on paper
22×30 inches
Private collection

LAX Landing 5.18.17 Looking 255 Degrees West
2017
Ink and gouache on paper
22×30 inches
Private collection

LAX Departing Traffic Westchester Parkway 9.5.16 Labor Day 2016 Looking 240 Degrees SW
2017
Ink and gouache on paper
14×30 inches
Private collection

4th of July Parade 2017, Westchester Looking 245 Degrees SW
Ink and gouache on paper
11×15 inches

LAX Firefighter Training Area 6.4.17 Looking 333 Degrees NW
Ink and gouache on paper
11×15 inches

Incoming LAX 6.17.17 Looking 105 Degrees East
Ink and gouache on paper
8×12 inches

Self Portrait As Passenger, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Short Chute 5.30.17
Looking 160 Degrees South From Speedway Museum
Ink and gouache on paper
8.25×11 inches

Kurt Vonnegut Home, Indianapolis, 5.29.17 Looking Due East
Ink and gouache on paper
8.25×11.5 inches

Mission Dolores Cemetery, 5.1.17
Ink and gouache on paper
9×12 inches

View From Fort Mason 4.30.17, Looking 90 Degrees Due East
Ink and gouache on paper
9×12 inches

Getty Garden, Rainy Day 1.15.17
2017
Ink and gouache on paper
5.5×7.75 inches

LAX Looking 210 Degrees SW EVA Air After Rain 1.15.17
2017
Ink, pastel and gouache on paper
11×14 inches

LAX Looking 190 Degrees South 1.9.17
2017
Ink, pastel and goauche on paper
8.5×11 inches

Runway 24R Incoming Looking 60 Degrees NE 12.20.16
2016
Ink and gouache on paper
11.5×8 inches

orchids
Orchids 11.18.16 2016 
Ink and pastel on paper
14×11 inches
(private collection)

11-13-16
11.13.16 2016 
ink and pastel on paper
11×11 inches

incoming
Incoming LAX Traffic 9.2.16 Looking 75 Degrees East
 2016
ink and gouache on paper
9×13 inches
(private collection)

laxlaborday
LAX Outgoing Traffic 9.3.16 Labor Day Looking 240 Degrees SW 
2016
ink and china marker on paper
6.5×15 inches

Mammoth Summit 8.11.16 Looking 270 Degrees Due West 11.053 Feet 2016 Ink and gouache on paper 11x15 inches
Mammoth Summit 8.11.16 Looking 270 Degrees Due West 11.053 Feet
2016
Ink and gouache on paper
11×15 inches
(private collection)

Mono Lake South Tufa 8.10.16 Looking 60 Degrees NE 2016 Ink and gouache on paper 10.5x14 inches
Mono Lake South Tufa 8.10.16
Looking 60 Degrees NE
2016
Ink and gouache on paper
10.5×14 inches
(private collection)

Getty 7.28.16 Looking 275 Degrees West/London Calling 2016 Ink and gouache on paper 19x30 inches (Private Collection)
Getty 7.28.16 Looking 275 Degrees West/London Calling
2016
Ink and gouache on paper
19×30 inches
(Private Collection)

Getty 7.28.16 Looking 275 Degrees West/London Calling 2016 Ink and gouache on paper 8x12.75 inches
Getty 7.28.16 Looking 275 Degrees West/London Calling
2016
Ink and gouache on paper
8×12.75 inches
(private collection)

Ranch Road, Culver City, 7.2.16 Looking 225 Degrees SW 2016 Ink and gouache on paper 10x13.25 inches
Ranch Road, Culver City, 7.2.16 Looking 225 Degrees SW
2016
Ink and gouache on paper
10×13.25 inches (private collection)

Turn 1 Grandstands and Tree Looking 60 Degrees NE 5.30.16 2016 Ink, gouache and china marker on paper 10x14 inches
Turn 1 Grandstands and Tree Looking 60 Degrees NE 5.30.16
2016
Ink, gouache and china marker on paper
10×14 inches

Speedway Infield Golf Course and Turn 3 Grandstands Looking Zero Degrees Due North 5.30.16 2016 Ink, gouache and china marker on paper 7.5x15 inches
Speedway Infield Golf Course and Turn 3 Grandstands Looking Zero Degrees Due North 5.30.16
2016
Ink, gouache and china marker on paper
7.5×15 inches

Little Eagle Creek Under The Short Chute Looking 290 Degrees West 5.28.16 2016 Ink, gouache and china marker on paper 10x14 inches
Little Eagle Creek Under The Short Chute Looking 290 Degrees West 5.28.16
2016
Ink, gouache and china marker on paper
10×14 inches

Space Shuttle Fuel Tank ET94 in Marina Del Rey 5.18.16 2016 Ink, gouache and china marker on paper 10x15 inches
Space Shuttle Fuel Tank ET94 in Marina Del Rey 5.18.16
2016
Ink, gouache and china marker on paper
10×15 inches

6th Street Bridge Demolition 5.10.16 Looking 90 Degrees Due East 2016 Ink, goauche and china marker on paper 10x15 inches
6th Street Bridge Demolition 5.10.16 Looking 90 Degrees Due East
2016
Ink, gouache and china marker on paper
10×15 inches

Culver Blvd 4.19.16 Looking 270 Degrees Due West 2016 Ink and gouache on paper 8x14 inches
Culver Blvd 4.19.16 Looking 270 Degrees Due West
2016
Ink and gouache on paper
8×14 inches (private collection)

6th Street Bridge Demolition/Rain 4.10.16 Looking 250 Degrees West 2016 Ink and gouache on paper 12.5x10 inches
6th Street Bridge Demolition/Rain 4.10.16 Looking 250 Degrees West
2016
Ink and gouache on paper
12.5×10 inches (private collection)

Veruga Drive on Easter Sunday 2016 Looking 255 Degree s West 2016 Ink and gouache on paper 5.5x8 inches
Veragua Drive on Easter Sunday 2016
Looking 255 Degrees West
2016
Ink and gouache on paper
5.5×8 inches (private collection)

Franklin Canyon Park 3.6.16 Looking 33 Degrees NW 2016 Ink and gouache on paper 10x13.5 inches
Franklin Canyon Park 3.6.16 Looking 33 Degrees NW
2016
Ink and gouache on paper
10×13.5 inches

ALS Lights For Runway 6L-24R Looking 240 Degrees SW 55th Birthday Drawing 3.1.16 2016 Ink and gouache on paper 9x13.5 inches
ALS Lights For Runway 6L-24R
Looking 240 Degrees SW
55th Birthday Drawing 3.1.16
2016
Ink and gouache on paper
9×13.5 inches

Spun Chairs and Bamboo at The Hammer, 2.23.16 2016 Ink and gouache on paper 5.5 x 8 inches
Spun Chairs and Bamboo at The Hammer, 2.23.16
2016
Ink and gouache on paper
5.5 x 8 inches (private collection)

Mandrake 1.24.16 2016 Ink and gouache on paper 8x5.5 inches
Mandrake 1.24.16
2016
Ink and gouache on paper
8×5.5 inches (private collection)

New Year's Day 2016, 1 PM 9320 Lincoln Blvd. Looking 70 Degrees East 2016 Ink and gouache on paper 8x14 inches
New Year’s Day 2016, 1 PM 9320 Lincoln Blvd. Looking 70 Degrees East
2016
Ink and gouache on paper
8×14 inches

First Day Of 6th Street Bridge Demolition 2.6.16 3 PM Looking 165 Degrees South 2016 Ink and gouache on paper 5.5x8 inches
First Day Of 6th Street Bridge Demolition 2.6.16 3 PM Looking 165 Degrees South
2016
Ink and gouache on paper
5.5×8 inches (private collection)

Backyard Cypresses, Regis Way 2.8.16 Looking 90 Degrees Due East 2016 Ink and Gouache on paper 8x5.5 inches
Backyard Cypresses, Regis Way 2.8.16
Looking 90 Degrees Due East
2016
Ink and Gouache on paper
8×5.5 inches

Vista Del Mar Park Looking 250 degrees west, 12.15.15 2015 ink and gouache on paper 9x14 inches
Vista Del Mar Park Looking 250 degrees West, 12.15.15
2015
ink and gouache on paper
9×14 inches

Nocturne: 950 S. Raymond 2015 Ink, gouache and colored pencil on black Arches paper 12x22.5 inches
Nocturne: 950 S. Raymond
2015
Ink, gouache and colored pencil on black Arches paper
12×22.5 inches

Rio De Los Angeles State Park, 12.20.15 2 PM Looking 250 degrees West 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 9x15 inches
Rio De Los Angeles State Park, 12.20.15 2 PM Looking 250 degrees West
2015
Ink and gouache on paper
9×15 inches

Nocturne: 1111 Arroyo Parkway 2015 ink and gouache on black Arches paper 17x30 inches
Nocturne: 1111 Arroyo Parkway
2015
Ink and gouache on black Arches paper
17×30 inches

Nocturne: Anderson Street 2015 Ink and gouache on black Arches paper 8.5x11 inches
Nocturne: Anderson Street
2015
Ink and gouache on black Arches paper
8.5×11 inches

Abandoned La Tijera Boulevard 11.19.15 Looking 235 Degrees SW 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 11x14 inches
Abandoned La Tijera Boulevard 11.19.15 Looking 235 Degrees SW
2015
Ink and gouache on paper
11×14 inches

North of Abandoned La Tijera Boulevard 11.12.15 Looking 225 Degrees SW 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 11x14.5 inches
North of Abandoned La Tijera Boulevard 11.12.15 Looking 225 Degrees SW
2015
Ink and gouache on paper 11×14.5 inches (private collection)

CSULB Tree 11.18.15 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 5x6 inches
CSULB Tree 11.18.15
2015
Ink and gouache on paper
5×6 inches

CSULB Trees 10.21.15 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 5.5x7.5 inches
CSULB Trees 10.21.15
2015
Ink and gouache on paper
5.5×7.5 inches

LAX 10.22.15 Looking 200 Degrees South 2015 Graphite and gouache on paper 7.5x14 inches
LAX 10.22.15 Looking 200 Degrees South
2015
Graphite and gouache on paper
7.5×14 inches

LAX 9.29.15 Looking 150 Degrees Southeast 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 11x15 inches
LAX 9.29.15 Looking 150 Degrees Southeast
2015
Ink and gouache on paper
11×15 inches (private collection)

CSULB 10.14.15 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 5.5x8 inches
CSULB 10.14.15
2015
Ink and gouache on paper
5.5×8 inches

CSULB 10.19.15 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 5.5x8 inches
CSULB 10.19.15
2015
Ink and gouache on paper
5.5×8 inches

Labor Day 2015, Playa Del Rey Beach With Sand Fort 2015 Graphite and gouache on paper 8x15 inches
Labor Day 2015, Playa Del Rey Beach With Sand Fort
2015
Graphite and gouache on paper
8×15 inches

Labor Day Sunday Playa Del Rey, 9.6.15 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 5.5x8 inches
Labor Day Sunday Playa Del Rey, 9.6.15
2015
Ink and gouache on paper
5.5×8 inches

Maura In Eames Chair With Tea 2015 Graphite and gouache on paper 10x15 inches
Maura In Eames Chair With Tea
2015
Graphite and gouache on paper
10×15 inches

NE Ballona Looking 315 Degrees NW, July 23, 2015 2015 Graphite and gouache on paper 11x15 inches
NE Ballona Looking 315 Degrees NW, July 23, 2015
2015
Graphite and gouache on paper
11×15 inches

Ballona Wetlands, June 28, 2015 2015 Graphite and gouache on paper 8x13.5 inches
Ballona Wetlands, June 28, 2015
2015
Graphite and gouache on paper
8×13.5 inches

Vasquez Rocks 2, June 14, 2015 2015 Graphite and gouache on paper 8.75x13.5 inches
Vasquez Rocks 2, June 14, 2015
2015
Graphite and gouache on paper
8.75×13.5 inches

Vasquez Rocks 1, June 14, 2015 2015 Graphite and gouache on paper 8.75x14 inches
Vasquez Rocks 1, June 14, 2015
2015
Graphite and gouache on paper
8.75×14 inches

Backyard, Isabel Street June 7, 2015 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 8x5.5 inches
Backyard, Isabel Street
June 7, 2015
2015
Ink and gouache on paper
8×5.5 inches (private collection)

Beverly High Tree, June 4, 2015 2015 ink and gouache on paper 5.5x8 inches
Beverly High Tree, June 4, 2015
2015
ink and gouache on paper
5.5×8 inches

Selfie Drawing At Bendix Studio, May 15, 2015 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 5x8 inches
Selfie Drawing At Bendix Studio, May 15, 2015
2015
Ink and gouache on paper
5×8 inches

Andre In The Studio, May 9, 2015 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 8x5 inches
Andre In The Studio, May 9, 2015
2015
Ink and gouache on paper
8×5 inches

Bendix Atelier. April 28, 2015 2015 ink and gouache on paper 5x8 inches
Bendix Atelier. April 28, 2015
2015
ink and gouache on paper
5×8 inches

SBMOA 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 8x5 inches
SBMOA, May 1, 2015
2015
Ink and gouache on paper
8×5 inches

Point Dume 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 5x8 inches
Point Dume, May 1, 2015
2015
Ink and gouache on paper
5×8 inches

Man Looking At A Turner, May 7, 2015 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 5x8 inches
Man Looking At A Turner, May 7, 2015
2015
Ink and gouache on paper
5×8 inches

Turner Exhibition AT The Getty 2015 Ink and gouache on paper 5x8 inches
Turner Exhibition At The Getty, May 7, 2015
2015
Ink and gouache on paper
5×8 inches

GA Grandstand 2015 ink and gouache on paper 5x8 inches
GA Grandstand, April 19, 2015
2015
ink and gouache on paper
5×8 inches

Dove In Front Of Resnick 2015 ink and gouache on paper 8x5 inches
Dove In Front Of Resnick, March 16, 2015
2015
ink and gouache on paper
8×5 inches

Lincoln Tree 2015 ink and gouache on paper 8x5 inches
Lincoln Tree, April 19, 2015
2015
ink and gouache on paper
8×5 inches

Exposition Park Henge 2014 ink and gouache on paper 5x8 inches
Exposition Park Henge
2014
ink and gouache on paper
5×8 inches

Hillside 2014 ink and gouache on paper 8x5 inches
Hillside, January 28, 2015
2015
ink and gouache on paper
8×5 inches

Natural History Museum Metro Station 2014 ink and gouache on paper 8x5 inches
Natural History Museum Metro Station, January 26, 2015
2015
ink and gouache on paper
8×5 inches (private collection)

Coliseum 2014 ink and gouache on paper 8x5 inches
Coliseum, January 26, 2015
2015
ink and gouache on paper
5×8 inches (private collection)

Stark Bar 2014 ink and gouache on paper 5x8 inches
Stark Bar, January 2, 2015
2015
ink and gouache on paper
5×8 inches (private collection)

 

Bees and Fog 2014 ink and gouache on paper 5x8 inches
Bees and Fog, December 19, 2014
2014
ink and gouache on paper
5×8 inches

La Cienega Station 2014 ink and gouache on paper 5x8 inches
La Cienega Station, Boxing Day 2014
2014
ink and gouache on paper
5×8 inches (private collection)

Dead Bird 2015 ink and gouache on paper 5x8 inches
Dead Bird, December 26, 2014
2015
ink and gouache on paper
5×8 inches

Crescent Park 2014 ink and gouache on paper 5x8 inches
Crescent Park
2014
ink and gouache on paper
5×8 inches

Concert Park 2014 ink and gouache on paper 5x8 inches
Concert Park
2014
ink and gouache on paper
5×8 inches

 

9 Replies to “Drawings/Ink and Gouache”

  1. Cole,
    I was going to write you that it is time to put some more paintings up on your website, but I guess you are waiting until you get closer to your show at Eva’s gallery. Maybe you can post Dakota’s drawing for some of my instant gratification.

    Also I was wondering if you have a good jpeg of The Bridge that you could send me.

    Hope you are doing well and I am looking forward to picking up Dakota and Ranch Road from the framer’s next week.

    1. Hi Ron, you are correct — I am keeping the new oils under wraps both on my website and all my social media accounts so they don’t wear out their welcome before the show next year.
      The Dakota drawing was a special piece for you alone, it is not indicative of my body of work so I do not plan on posting it on the site or on social media.
      I am sure the framers did their usual bang up job! When you say The Bridge, do you mean the Ballona Creek oil painting that you have in the living room?

  2. Hi Cole I just saw this reply a day ago. You already sent me a jpeg of the bridge piece, thank you.

    Dakota had her last day at her day care at Adopt & Shop in Culver City. They really love her there and they gave her the sweetest card and cookie dog biscuits. It was so sweet and they asked us to post pictures of her and I was going to post your drawing but I want to make sure you would be okay with that first. Would that be okay? The staff there would sure get a kick from it as they live Dakota.

    Also wanted to discuss another possible project although you may be too busy getting ready for your next show and school.

    I will give you a call later.

    Ron

    1. Thank you so much Ron! Up next will be drawings from my recent trip to the Eastern Sierras (Mono Lake, Bodie, Mammoth) — but gotta keep my eyes on the oil paintings prize until Labor Day 🙂

  3. Cole,
    I love the new Getty Garden drawing, I think it will make great companion to the Getty drawing we already have. I left a message for Eva about it and look forward to hearing from her. Hope you are doing well.
    Ron

  4. I have to say I really like Chimento Backyard Looking 160 Degrees South. I was reading the Walter Isaacson Book on Leonard Da Vinci, which Iyou would really enjoy and thought about the Chimento piece when I read this in the book: “his advice about looking at a wall that is ‘spotted with stains or has a mix of stones.’ Leonardo could stare at such a wall and observe with precision the striations of each stone and other factual details. But he also knew how to use the wall as a spring board for the imagination and as a “way to stimulate and arouse the mind to various inventions.’ He wrote in his advice for young artists: “You may discover in the patterns on the wall a resemblance to various landscapes, adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys and hills in varied arrangement; or again you may see battles and figures in action; or strange facades and costumes in endless variety of objects, which you could turn into complete and well-drawn forms. The effect produces by these mottled walls is like that of the sound of bells, in which you may recognize any name or word you choose to imagine…It should not be hard for you to look at stains on walls, or the ashes of a fire, or the clouds, or mud, and if you consider them well you will find marvelous new ideas, because the mind is stimulated to new inventions by obscure things.'”

    For some reason the Chimento piece resonated to me when I read this. Leonardo would be proud of you Cole.

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