Archive for June, 2014

In My Youth, I Dwelt on Mountains

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

This is simply another attempt at doing a drawing a day. One nice thing about mythological characters is that one can get away with so much. Do the satyr’s arms seem freakishly long? Well, surely you know their arms keep growing all through their lives? Go out and find an old satyr and see for yourself. And also, the melancholy of unrealized dreams and the inevitable silencing of this mortal coil, when treated as abstraction, as unreal sorrows borne by unreal creatures, is an age-old device. Just ask any satyr you happen to see.

In My Wanderings

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Another hesitant attempt at landscape. I think the yellows are more pure and bright “in person,” but, sadly, outside of that, this is not too deceiving a reproduction. And yes, it is inspired by those the-soul’s-journey-through-life paintings so popular in days of yore.