Chris Rywalt, Tracy's Purple Passion, 2008, gouache on paper, 9x12 inches
Once again I fell prey to mundane influences and did one of these in purple for Tracy
Chris Rywalt, Red Ripple, 2008, gouache on paper, 12x12 inches
The titles are getting kind of arbitrary, but what the heck. I did the red drawing, Red Ripple
, with my newest most expensive brush, a #12 round 2410 from Escoda
. It's not the most expensive brush ever owned by anyone, but it's expensive for me. But I wanted a good brush to try some of this kind of work in oil. I have three I tried with the incorrect brush -- a cat's tongue from Isabey, I think it is -- but I really want to try it with the right tool.
Yes, that's right, I've done some abstract oils. I'll have photos when I get my camera to the studio.
Chris Rywalt, Twelve-Tone Box, 2008, ink on paper, 12x12 inches
In the meantime, feast thine eyes upon these masterworks of sumi ink inspired by a tongue drum
I saw a guy playing in the subway.
Chris Rywalt, Round Square Drum, 2008, ink on paper, 12x12 inches