Wednesday, March 24, 2010

F - Bomb

I know that now we'll be hearing plenty about Joe Biden's "F-bomb." Let's compare this inadvertently-on-tape "gaff" to another.

Biden: "This is F------ big!"

Reagan: "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've just signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes."

Which one has the potential to burry us under many megatons of humor?

Goat Song # 4: Tie a Yellow Ribbon
Manuel Macarrulla, 1991
Oil on linen
96" X 48"

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Self-Portrait, 2007

Self Portrait
Mixed media
11" X 8 1/2"

I made this self portrait as a demonstration piece in 2007, when I was teaching portraiture to a class of 5th graders. I intended to illustrate the use of diagramatical lines in the planning of the drawing. These I made on white paper, in red-brown conte crayon. The descriptive drawing lines are layed in black marker on a clear acetate sheet affixed to the paper.