Wednesday, April 22, 2009

i wanted

on to the next
Originally uploaded by nepalblue
my reentry into the blogging world to be something "of the divine," but perhaps that will be featured in my next attempt.

As is the current and unfortunate trend, it has been ages between posts. Since my last, I have been busy not blogging all over Paris - taking in all of the beauty in compliment to many a café crème (other consumptions include graphite dust and paint fumes).

I have spent most of my time over at the Louvre taking lessons from many an old master, with Nicholas de Largillière as my ambassador to painting. The museum has permitted me to learn (in paint) from one of his works within their collection. It has been an extremely educational experience (as well as an excellent means for training in Zen - think... 8.5 million visitors per year*) to this point. I am focusing on the efficiency and the precision of his brush work. He was able to achieve so much form, light and action within so few strokes - an intelligence I am trying to realize.

..and now, he waits - I am going to be late for class! More soon. Late.

*A relatively large fraction of that number may have come through the Italian wing (en route to the Mona Lisa) while I was drawing there over the Easter holiday.

"of the divine" - reference to "the Divine" Guido Reni. Unfortunately, I didn't finish the drawing.