I've been working, really I have. Mostly the effort hasn't resulted in much but I've been fairly inspired anyway. One thing I've been working on are paintings from photos I like, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, etc. Some I've stayed pretty close to the photo, others I've tried to use as a motive for either an abstract or just an inspiration.
First though a piece that was influenced by, hell, I can't find the piece in this mess of a studio. Anyway, I started with random lines and ink confined in a series of 4 x4 inch boxes. Afterwords I looked for some kind of pattern and found confined spaces suggesting two dancers. So...
Dancing Alone & Together. Ink and acrylic on mat board. 12 x16 Perhaps not finished.
I have been highly influenced by Man Ray's photos. The following two are from a photo called "Netting" and I've been pretty faithful to the original. Here are 2 versions both on black artist grade sandpaper. The first is quite small, the second somewhat bigger.
Netting #1. Conte pencils and acrylics on black artist grade sandpaper. 5 x 7
Netting #2. Conte pencils on black artist grade sandpaper. 9 x 15