The Bathers – Complete – Sorry for the delay

I've been a little preoccupied with report cards and year-end curricula for my first graders, as well as my daughter's high school graduation... add to that life keeps me busy with many other things. So, I haven't taken the time to try and escape the painter's block I felt. I moved the painting around the … Continue reading The Bathers – Complete – Sorry for the delay

A little good news — Ok, it’s another geek moment for me: this is really cool to me!

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/roman-colosseum-to-get-hi-tech-floor/ I visited Rome during a Christmas holiday back in 1996 and the Colosseum was closed for repairs so I couldn't enter, but I walked around it and played out in my imagination all the stories I'd read about it. I would have loved to see the inside and the tunnels... very soon, it seems, … Continue reading A little good news — Ok, it’s another geek moment for me: this is really cool to me!

A little good news — this one’s for all us art nerds

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/adopt-notre-dame-gargoyle/ In the Many parts of North America, the public can adopt a piece of the highways to contribute to public funds (and get tax breaks). For years now, my family has been adopting (fostering by donation) animals as gifts to our children. My wife now does this for an elephant and two chimpanzees. I'm … Continue reading A little good news — this one’s for all us art nerds

The Bathers – In The Absence Of The Right Music…

Key take-away for today... I need to pick a musical pallet along with my colour pallet! I knew I was going to paint the bathers, but I picked a random musical choice to paint with, and I felt resistance in almost every brushstroke... almost like I was painting against the music, instead of with it. … Continue reading The Bathers – In The Absence Of The Right Music…

The Artist Self – Four – Feeling Good, I think…

Let me start by saying I'm getting to that dangerous point in my semester where I just feel like quitting! I'm exhausted from all the academic papers and just want to get doing stuff! I want to continue painting more figures and faces and digging deeper into this style, but there are still things to … Continue reading The Artist Self – Four – Feeling Good, I think…

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

Dandelion Musings of the Artists Mind Dandelions offer amazing mood shots. Naturally full of light and life, even when they are dead and gone to seed. This one attracted a bee and I wondered what pollen or nectar might remain that we cannot see. It is beautifully Halloween like to me. I feel it captures … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #500 – Dandelion

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #499 – Encyclopedic Beauty

Encyclopedic Beauty Musings of the Artists Mind The composition of this shot felt like an illustration from an old encyclopedia, so I chose to age the image digitally, as if it was a lost picture cut and pasted, with real glue, not digitally, into a book. I can imagine the long-winded description of what genus, … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #499 – Encyclopedic Beauty

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #498 – Ghost Of The Cemetery

Ghost Of The Cemetery Musings of the Artists Mind Here’s another example of things with minds of their own in the St-James Cemetary. I was trying to capture the roots of this tree and this little blue flower kept popping its head in from of my camera lens. The camera was focused on the tree … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #498 – Ghost Of The Cemetery

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #497 – Where Have You Been, Mary Ann?

Where Have You Been, Mary Ann? Musings of the Artists Mind You can see that I had to manipulate this image quite a bit to show the name on the nearly buried stone. It was only a little clearer to the naked eye, but try as I might, I couldn’t catch a clear shot. There … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #497 – Where Have You Been, Mary Ann?

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #496 – Attraction

Attraction Musings of the Artists Mind How could any pollinator pass up the pull of the rich core of this bright pink flower? They came and came and came. All touching the yellow pollen and leaving with their legs heavy with the stuff. It was an amazing sight to see how they flower opened more … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #496 – Attraction