Hunker Work

I’m at my dining room table sketching now. And they’re raw sketches. Just a Pilot pen on tracing paper. (Frank O. Gehry)

I’ve actually been busy doing drawings similar to one from 2018 called “Anxiety Drawing.” They were black, and now they are red. (Rashid Johnson)

It is a portrait of three women… It’s always kind of fun to juxtapose things and keep it moving. (Lorna Simpson)

Right now, I’m looking out across a road to an open plot of land, and the grass is sort of that rusty, red color with a little bit of sand tone to it. And there’s a small evergreen blowing in the wind. And I think it’s the fact that nothing is happening — other than this sort of welcoming but barren landscape — that is the most inspiring thing at the moment. (Adam Pendleton)

I’ve been looking out the window and I’m starting a series of drawings that are about rivers, in walnut ink… I’m also starting to read a book on Alexander von Humboldt… (Maya Lin)

Just a few weeks ago I was in Los Angeles editing my next book. It is a group of previously unseen work called “Outlands” that should be published this fall. These volumes represent the last definitive pass of my early work shot on Kodachrome… We reviewed images that I haven’t seen in more than 40 years — all from Memphis and environs, with very much a pure use of color, and of a vanishing world at the time. (William Eggleston)

(Ted Loos, “Artists Are Hunkered Down, But Still Nurturing Their Inner Visions,” NYTimes, 4-21-20)

(c) 2020 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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