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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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The C Was Catapulted by The Boy


I received my walking papers yesterday by the job. Economic downturn, cuts, etc. Wasn't a complete surprise: pull out your exit strategy when the boss casually asks you whether and where the project you're working on is backed up.

So I did the cardboard box shuffle and quickly emptied my office and got away. While I was doing a couple miles on the elliptical after I got home I looked over and saw this charcoal piece the boy did a year or two ago in school. We've been meaning to hang it but haven't gotten to it.

I really love the dark drama of his lines and his sense of humor. I had a chuckle to myself thinking that "The McGlinch Was Catapulted".

I'll keep plugging away on drawings while I look for a bridge to rebuild.

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Son Saves Father

The boy brought home some art projects tonight and saved me with this fine Rooster. The assignment was to create an animal using No. 2 pencils. I asked him why he chose a Rooster:
"Because we used to have a rooster and because I thought it would look good using pencils."

Over the years at their current school, we rarely see art projects until the end of the year and usually most disappear before they even get home. So when the kids do show up with something there is great celebration.

He saved me because I've been busy with a couple side projects and with my own 'dumminess.' (I spent last evening working on a drawing/painting thing that got a little too tricky and crashed the Corel Painter program...without me ever having saved at any point. I know I know I know...but when I get in the flow I sometimes put that stuff off...and then pay the price.)

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