500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #407 – Howl Two

Howl Two Musings of the Artists Mind An over-paint on my own original Howl painting. The original was thick, dripping, flat white on glossy black. It was stark, sleek, and sterile. As fiercely dadaist as the most popular paperback cover of Ginsberg’s Howl that inspired it. And, it left me with a feeling of incompleteness, … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #407 – Howl Two

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #406 – Winter’s Tree

Winter’s Tree Musings of the Artists Mind I got inspired by my painting titled: “Sawsan’s Trees” and wanted to give her a lighter scene. This highly textured piece gives me the impression of a cool, crisp Spring day, before the snow melts. We can feel the rain in the air, but the sky is still … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #406 – Winter’s Tree

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #405 – Sawsan’s Trees

Sawsan’s Trees Musings of the Artists Mind My wife pulled an old painting she did from her storage and she didn’t like it anymore. I asked her if I could rework it and try to bring forth her vision as I understood it from her description.  Originally a pair of trees; green and red, with … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #405 – Sawsan’s Trees

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 17 – Landscapes

Part 17 - Landscapes These are fantasy worlds, places to find peace and serenity, or whatever floats your boat. For years I’ve been making landscapes as backgrounds for seemingly unrelated items and figures to sit in. Always loving that the landscape represented the freedom of imagination to go on journeys of its own. I wanted … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 17 – Landscapes

What we find when finding ourselves

I don't know about you, but I feel I've been looking for myself all my life! I figure the biggest challenge is that I am really uncertain about what I am looking for. So, I'll just continue looking, and... ... REALLY ENJOY ALL THE DIFFERENT "MYSELVES" I FIND. By my count I've been toying with … Continue reading What we find when finding ourselves

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #404 – The Spring Wine

The Spring Wine Musings of the Artists Mind For a while, I was playing with colour tones and how they can contrast & compliment each other. The goal was to make the subject sing through the colours and remain subtle. It's all part of an obsession with Cubism And there was something else at work … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #404 – The Spring Wine

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #403 – Standards of Beauty

Standards of Beauty Musings of the Artists Mind I came across these Coca-Cola ads from the 60s that showed a bikini clad beauty lounging with her drink. As far as I know, this "Coke is Sexy" campaign didn't last long and was mainly aimed at a Western sensibility. They eventually switched to a more nostalgic … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #403 – Standards of Beauty

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #402 – The Herdsmen

The Herdsmen Musings of the Artists Mind As time goes on, my appreciation of abstract art grows and grows. I love finding things in the abstractions and pulling them forward in my paintings. I also love letting go of the original vision and letting the natural flow of the materials offer up new visions. My … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #402 – The Herdsmen

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #401 – Oliphaunts

Oliphaunts Musings of the Artists Mind At first I saw trees, then these elephant like creatures emerged. Watch them roam on the horizon like giant mirages. Yes, the Oliphaunts are inspired by the giant creatures in Lord of The Rings, but not as they are shown in the movie. Read the description in the books, … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #401 – Oliphaunts

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 16 – New Expressions

Part 16 - New Expressions  You will find an overview of newer experiments, greater ambitions and evolutions of previous stiles. The original intention was to include several new series and explorations with other media, but that became too vast to contain in these 500 works. Perhaps they will appear in my next project. Please stay … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 16 – New Expressions