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Rob Dunlavey
Just thinking
A miscellany: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
posted:
break time
The day after the election
Oh little town… (Aleppo)
Aleppo
Swans
Owl Sees Owl (published Oct. 2016, Schwartz & Wade)
Every day, a peaceful ending (because we need it like that).
Owl Sees Owl endpapers
Because
posted:
something needs painting…
With all the fog, eyes might be overrated.
Always on!
Eating fallen fruit
Corinthian statuette of a cavalrymen
Increasingly, one's patience is exhausted and there will be no one to listen to the theories.
Sorry, I'm just in a pessimistic mood. About everything? No: just about the good old Homeland™. Where are we really headed? Greatness? What does that look like to you?
It's something I explore and see inverted in the backup mirror of my sketchbooks. Bonne journée!
Uncommissioned Work
posted:
"Goslings" 07-03-16, ink, pencil
As I go along, I am assembling my 2016 Observations into a book of some sort (it's up to 340 pages now; I need to edit at some point --It's only July!)
Already completed books are available on-line.
"Blue Goose" 07-04-16, ink, crayon
"Heron03" 07-05-16, ink, pencil
"Heron01" 07-08-16, ink, charcoal
"Goose" 07-09-16, ink, charcoal
"Duck" 07-16-16, ink, charcoal
"Dam with robins" 07-17-16, ink, charcoal
Nature abides… despite all the craziness of this year (or was it last year? Or next year?) the river flows over the dam nearby. Ducks, geese and herons come and go. The water level goes up and down. Algae blooms menacingly earlier than ever in the Spring and otters make snow slides in subzero winter. And with the seasonal rounds, care and detachment embrace in my mind. This is something worth committing to something slightly more permanent than mere memory: charcoal and ink on a piece of flimsy paper for instance.
Who might commission these works? What might they illustrate? The price is right: sanity and a gift to an insane world. À votre santé!
miscellaneous sketchbookery
posted:
Mixed-media scribbles from the night-time sketchbook. In thedaylight I draw water and ducks and such or do commercial work. Keep your pencils busy people!
05-29-16b: been looking at Indian art among other things.
06-06-16a: palace guard
06-01-16a: what we wake to: a bird on the nose.
05-29-16a: ducks heading home.
06-03-16b: The king's assassins.
06-04-16a: insignia
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