Friday, May 11, 2018
It just amazes me (and annoys me, too) that the art I did 43 years ago as a college student is as good or even better than what I put out nowadays. I didn't take any of Brandeis' studio art courses, I just painted on my own. These were small pieces in my sketchbook journal like the one you see here. This is the same tree in front of the famous Castle that I depicted without leaves. Now, just like in 1975, the leaves are here and obscure the building. At my place the leaves are obscuring the epic construction going on next door, in which a shabby old house is being transformed into a woodland palace.
Ink and watercolor on sketchbook page, 5" x 5 1/2", May 1975.