Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Boy Does Kandinsky: The Bird

The boy brought this one home from school last week. The assignment was to channel your inner Wassily Kandinsky. I place this one somewhere between Kandinsky's looser Blue Rider period and the tightened up Bauhaus works. This one is bound for framing and hanging in the mcglinch home gallery.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Labor Day Car Illustration from the Boy

The boy created this pencil illustration of a car for his Labor Day art project for school then merged it in Photoshop with a Chicago background.

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Monday, June 08, 2009

Wall Runner by Kevin Duke

I've been deep into freelancing and consulting since the layoff in January. One of the benefits has been a drastic reduction in the amount of meetings I need to attend. And the meetings I do attend actually require my attention. The bad side of that equation has reduced my drawing and doodling opportunities.

So it was a great surprise and relief when I received this drawing last week in the mail done by Kevin Duke from Oyster Bay, Long Island. His father, one of my best friends, sent it thinking it fit within the "mcglinch" genre.

It seems to me that there's few things more liberating for a kid than the opportunity to pop up onto a wall and run it. To challenge gravity, balance, and your parents' nerves and to see the world from a different perspective -- all in your bare feet -- must turn an ordinary stroll into a real-life adventure.

Thanks, Kevin, for letting me post this. Send more when you get a chance!