Friday, August 16, 2013

Crystal Cities (August 2013 update)

© 2013 Rob Dunlavey
watercolor and charcoal, wax resist
I began drawing these types of pictures I call "Crystal Cities" in late 2008.
I have most of them archived on flickr: paintings | sculpture | exhibitions.

They took on a very special life of their own through 2009 and 2010. Then other subjects captured my interest and I lost the original fire the Crystal Cities had for me. But I come back to them eagerly as I see fit. These two are from my sketchbook and were made in the last few weeks. There will be more. I have grand plans for them still.

I hope your summer is still fine. Bonne journée!


© 2013 Rob Dunlavey
colored pencil

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Night to Remember

07-29-13 (detail)

07-29-13 (detail)

07-29-13 (detail)

pastel, ink, watercolor, collage
The beautiful, sinking incandescent city gracefully descended below the sea's undulating surface. It was so improbable but down it went in front of their disbelieving eyes. And now it is just a blurred memory in the three friends' minds: Past, Present & Future as one. Beneath the calm waters, lights glimmer and fade and a bell tolls as the universe takes back another life: the Sunken Cathedral.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Summer in The City

"Blessed be the peacemakers"
Summer in the city: It's hot and tempers are boiling over. Children are getting cranky and grown-ups are getting distracted and selfish: "roll up the windows darn it!* You're letting all the air conditioning escape!"

Let's give a round of thanks and a box of popsicles to all those adults and teens who make summer programs for children run smoothly!

* I was curious about
Looks like DAMN IT is preferred…

— a screen grab from English Stack Exchange —


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