Added Sep 24, 2020
What’s On The Easel August 2020, Vol. II, No. 7
A monthly newsletter from Jim Fischer
Looks can be deceiving.
What’s on the easel? Well, the same thing as last month or so it appears.
The reality is very different and demonstrates the process of art; sporadic and contemplative. For the past month I have been unsure of the next steps in continuing this painting. So, I stopped painting and started contemplating. I see the piece every time I am in the studio (which is a lot) and think out my next steps. Yes, I am painting in my head and, when the time is right I will continue to paint. Maybe it will be done by next month’s newsletter, maybe not.
But, I’m not sitting on my hands…
The watercolor is finished. And if anyone is interested in having it, just drop me a note (first come, first serve).
Small pieces continue to be created from the scraps of the large work.
These are particularly small pieces, 3x5 and 4x4 (and, if you're paying attention you will see the colors I have used on the large painting thus far). On the left is “The Doomed Cricket” and on the right “Butterflies (Disney effect).” I have also spent my time creating a box set of high quality prints for the entire collection, called “Imagination: Serendipetous Reality,” with 64 pieces already done and more on the way I’m sure. Regarding the creation of these little gems, I quote Leonardo DiVinci:
"You may discover in the patterns on the wall a resemblance to various landscapes, adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys and hills in varied arrangement; or again you may see battles and figures in action; or strange faces and costumes, and an endless variety of objects, which you could turn into complete and well drawn forms. The effect produced by these mottled walls is like that of the sound of bells, in which you may recognize any name or word you choose to imagine." Leonardo DiVinci
The big news is the garden
A bumper crop harvest of garlic was collected;
drying, curing, trimming and done.
And, with over 400 plum tomatoes, we have one gallon of marinara sauce already, another on the way.
This year’s BBQ
Was, of course, canceled but we did our best to celebrate my 70th birthday with brother Rick and Jean.
Hopefully we will be back on track next year for the 20th anniversary of our annual BBQ.
The house behind us has been demolished. Built in the 1860s when the Heights was a summer community (facing west on what is now called the Western Slope and getting a constant breeze off the Meadow Lands), the house was too small by today’s standards. They will build a monster two family that looks like a WW1 army barracks (affectionately known as a ‘Bayonne Box’). So it goes, I guess.
That’s all for now. Everyone be well. And what’s on your easel?
The Master Mask Seamstress at work!
Jim Fischer, 530 Liberty Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07307
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