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Zuckymandias

I met a web-surfer from an antique LAN, Who said—“Two Sneakered and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose glaze, And curly red hair, and sneer of smug command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions face recognized Which yet survive, stamped on social media, The post that mocked them, and the "like" that fed; And on the pedestal, these words appear: My name is Zuckymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Facebook, ye Mighty, and despair! Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal Website, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.”
--With apologies to Shelley...none at all to Zuck.
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Monochrome Rockaway

Technically, my second watercolor of 2018. The sky was cloud covered—a thin layer—wherein the sun could be made out in the late afternoon. The Atlantic provided a nice reflection in response as distantly, a large freighter and tug traversed the shore opposite my perch in Rockaway Park. Namely, Sandy Hook. There was no fire of sunset, in fact it alls seemed monochromatic to me, the clouds appeared bleached as backlit by the sun and everything took on a cool blueish hue.

I enjoy the attempts to document what is there in watercolor. So many subtile, atmospheric qualities to the scene and though defused a simple narrative on a stage about eight miles distant. Regarded and ignored typically as an art subject I would think, but there is a drama there, a tone. We'll see how many more I'll be able to get done this year.

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Zombie snowpopcolypse bomb cyclone

Didn't document the zombie snowpopcolypse bomb cyclone, but I did make my first watercolor of 2018, featuring the setting sun over Sandy Hook as seen from Rockaway Park, NY. One of those occasions where my poor scanner didn't--IMHO--adequately reproduce the color of my scan; regardless of the care I put into adjusting the balance. The original is so much more satisfying. Just the same, hope you enjoy it as you sketch-on into the New Year.

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The Last Drawing of 2017...

What to do on New Year's Eve? Val & I are not the Ball-Dropping-In-Times-Square types, so we took up an invitation to hit a Brooklyn open mic at Sir D's Lounge. Joel premiered a few original songs and the rest of the crew played a range of material spanning the blues to Gordon Lightfoot tunes. Afterward we reveled into the later hours with the musicians at Santa Fe, a Mexican restaurant nearby. Prior to all this, we visited the Rodin show at the Brooklyn Museum. Os (the fellow wearing the "scoop" cap) had the honor of being the very last drawing of the year. Got four scribblings in. Great way to end 2017 and a wish goes out to all youse FB buddies to enjoy a spectacular 2018...Happy New Year Y'all!
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Site is updated-Blog is live!

Try to keep up with social media, but for the short-term, I'm gonna keep a blog on my site, if only to chronicle the banal goings on for my own personal reference. Not much new to report today, but I will have to head out in the cold and pick up my artwork from Gallery Gaia in Brooklyn. It has run for a month and was fun to attend the opening and meet the people behind the show. Don't want to have to go out and do this, kind of want to be like Whiskey the dog and take a nap…she has her priorities straight.
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