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The blog serves as a collection space for a variety of musings and observations of the world around us...through the use of sketches, drawings, photos, images and videos...intended to be shared and to stimulate thoughts, ideas and inspirations...douglas wittnebel

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

close up of the LA library pinnacle

from the blog of the vigilant citizen, "...Throning at the top of the Library is probably the complex’ most distinctive feature: A tiled pyramid topped by a golden hand holding a torch. Other than being beautiful and decorative, the Library’s apex has a deep occult meaning, clearly inspired by Freemasonry.

First, in occult lore, the pyramid is considered to be the ultimate symbol of the Mysteries. It represents the transition from the material plane to the spiritual world. From the square-shaped base of the pyramid (representing the material world) rise, in mathematical perfection, four triangles (representing divinity). According to many occult researchers, the pyramids of Ancient Egypt were most likely used for the purposes of initiation, where candidates were led to the path of Illumination..."

Monday, January 30, 2012

LA Public Library downtown view...

In the midst of downtown LA, you can find jewels and gems.  In this instance, a painterly view of the LA Public Library on Flower Street, designed by Goodhue and imbued with layers of symbols, quotes, and text...a magical knowledge building...

Friday, January 20, 2012


slice/composite/views by douglaswittnebel
slice/composite/views, a photo by douglaswittnebel on Flickr.
a composition of four landscape slice views within a view framework, a mixutre of apps like artrage, procreate, adobe ideas on ipad with ps...

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Composite composition of slice paintings, a simple wood frame work allows for a synthesis of the sliced views...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

weekend studies for a tower, painting and testing

Two zone areas of the painting study for a tower, currently considered as Tower Two E, a test of a mix of three digital painting apps, procreate, artrage and inspire-pro, with touch ups in AP...

...blow up for the details for various pen strokes and brush strokes...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

blue chair

a painting of the view and interior with a blue chair...the blue chair sat silently as the rest of the day passed by...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

a slice of the landscape north of napa...

another slice of landscape view, developed from the earlier test painting done with adobe ideas, this one based on the landscape view from the Silverado Trail north of Napa...

Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday landscape 9 trees

Testing out a different technique on the dig tablet, procreate brushes with simple flat color applications...landscape view with 9 trees...

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9 trees and landscape painting on a Monday afternoon, somewhere, done on the digital tablet with procreate app

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009
a selection of sketches from the Grand Canyon