So happy I see one of my work Architecture series goes to a good home.😁😁😁 St James' Church is the oldest church building in the City of Sydney and has been in continuous use from 1824 to the present. It is a prime example of the architectural work of the Macquarie period, designed by Francis Greenway and built by convict labour. The church has always formed a significant element within the city of Sydney, as a spiritual and intellectual stimulus and as a centre of musical excellence and community activity. Ref NSW state heritage. #dtai#pigmentograph#dtaisketchtour#stjames#church#convict#usk#urbansketch#watercolor#aquarelle#heritage#architecture#sydney
Shop small business Saturday is tomorrow, and I am so excited to offer three new watercolor palettes. Shown here in this photo is one of the new releases the ‘Nisene Wildflower’ mineral watercolor collection with a lovely Rose, Wood Violet, and Delphinium blue hues along with unusual Andeer and Viridian greens, and an Auburn sequoia watercolor. Inspired by my walks in the Forest of Nisene Marks where second and third growth redwoods tower over clearwater streams, and wildflowers can be found tucked into the ferns and wood sorrel like soft painted jewels. Look for it in the shop tomorrow. All new watercolors will be listed by 6am PST Saturday morning. Also there will only be a limited quantity of the ‘Celestial Lights’ watercolor palette which I will be revealing next so you won’t want to miss it.
[C]: Painting—[Chinese Chess Player] : although never a formal student, I recall listening to the idea of life being dictated by a series of possible movements (especially those of de Certeau’s cityscape) laid out in front of us, a bit like the moves chess pieces are allowed (indeed, imprisoned, to take), as one’s circumstances constrain as well as allow us to move around but never beyond certain areas, as long as we are still playing the game. Still, confined by the white spaces, and walking the fine, thin red lines (who made these?), and although we move in and out of peoples’ lives, we inadvertently or sometimes (and we like to believe) in purest volition and choice as like a grand master, we often consume them cannibalistically via means of consumption, common purchases, usages of tools, violence in our actions and words and in every choice of intention. In the end, confined to the game, that which is to move or die(?), we choose consumption rather than starvation, rather than abstinence, rather than erasure of the self, for the self. Indeed, sometimes along the way of our stories, we meet with certain sacrifices from individuals that leaves us in awe; but that’s where it ends usually. We never choose that path outside those red lines. We remain in them (aren’t we doomed to that, since we are in it?). And if you look closely into most heart of hearts, we hear sniggerings echoing in their bellies, of their untimely and miscalculated death and demise. Whether the piece, which now finally sits outside of the confines of movement, was a loser or not, remains irrelevant however; the move is no longer needed. The game isn’t played. There’s no need for the game. Time stands still; maybe time has been commanded to move out of the way and enter its grave. Was it a move of love or miscalculated egoism(?); it sits quietly outside (to be reincarnated or to return in a vicious, circular eternal return?) oblivious to itself. And yet one cannot say that it is not alive now. It could be more so than ever. Especially now that its existentiell-ity is being a being without the need to choose to move in time, and yet, eternally in flux and flurry of Love’s gentle embrace.
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