Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Adrienne, a good friend from 40 years ago, joined me for lunch yesterday. We like to share our journals and latest projects. She knows I like to have a big blank book about 8 1/2” x 11” that I can open each morning at the breakfast table, so that as I read the newspapers or magazines I can clip out what interests me visually (or want to think about) and can save to sketch, embellish or add to. I never know when something I cut out, glue, draw or develop on a page will be a source for a spontaneous future piece of art.
Some time ago I found this photo of an artist and the child he painted (I assume his nephew or grandson) and pasted it into my book. Much later in Houston when I was visiting with my nephew, we decided to draw each other in charcoal at the same time, probably prompted by that painting in my journal. It was fun and a surprise for me to see how much Alan remembered from his visit to my studio in Boston: a record I now have of three special memories.
I regret I do not know the source of the magazine illustration or the artist’s name.