The Long Abstract Project

A little over two years ago I started an Artist Way type exercise, where I would draw a spontaneous abstract in ink on a 4" by 9" watercolour sketch book I found on the liquidation pile at the local arts supply store. Each day I would draw one with the effort to make if somehow … Continue reading The Long Abstract Project

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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 #392 – The Cat

The Cat Mutterings of the Muses: Like the “Him & Her” experiment, this one will probably only ever be available to the public as a photo reproduction. The reason is serendipity. For whatever reason, the three cameras I use to capture my work couldn’t get the colour of the paper right. Instead, we have this … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #392 – The Cat

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #391 – Him & Her

Him & Her Mutterings of the Muses: I've been experimenting with paint on paper, allowing the paper to get waterlogged and then letting the paint go where it wants, with a little guidance. I'm working on the pictures a little, and this is the result of photo-manipulation. I have yet to decide if I want … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #391 – Him & Her

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #302 – Sir Galahad Rides Again

Sir Galahad Rides Again The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… The valiant knight rides by in a flurry of flags and colors. His vestments overflow onto those of his matching stead and the whole vision becomes a possible emblem for some future coat of arms. Perhaps this is the partial … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #302 – Sir Galahad Rides Again

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #301 – Harlequin Abstracted

Harlequin Abstracted The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… Fix an image in your mind's eye, allow yourself to believe it becomes plastic, fluid... The slightest movement of your inner eye pushes the colors around and in upon itself... the borders stay sharp, but the original image remains a memory in … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #301 – Harlequin Abstracted

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #300 – More For Mark

More For Mark The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… More on the explorations towards fully understanding Mark Rothko... or maybe myself. I played with more texturing and layering on this one, and included a pearly black to achieve a steel frame look. The light dances across this as it moves … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #300 – More For Mark

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #299 – Tribute to M. R.

Tribute to M. R. The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… Inspired by Mark Rothko’s works. Over the past few years, I’ve been looking more at his work and trying to understand why it moves me. I got it during an episode of Mad Men, where one hangs in Bertram Cooper’s … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #299 – Tribute to M. R.

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #298 – I See Through You

I See Through You The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… After the storm, the clouds disperse and I see you… Well before the movie, but I was reading The Lord of the Rings at the time. This is my romantic reinterpretation of Sauron speaking to Pippin in the Palantir. The … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #298 – I See Through You

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #297 – Seascapes

Seascapes The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… On the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, I found an abundance of remnants of humanity.  Items such as sea glass, shards of tile and brick, polished smooth from years of rolling in the sands of the sea, along with the variety of plants … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #297 – Seascapes