Bauhaus High-rise

Thank's to the art history class I'm currently taking I discovered a little more about the history of architecture here in Montreal. I thought I knew a little about the Bauhaus architecture, but somehow I never realized just how much of our beautiful city was defined by it. I'm not sure who got the credit … Continue reading Bauhaus High-rise

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Very, Very Montreal

Montreal (Quebec, Canada) has some very interesting architecture, but almost every city in the world can say that with subjective ease. What makes the architecture of Montreal so interesting is how it is combined: the old and the new create layers of emotional design that open doors to the rich and often turbulent history of … Continue reading Very, Very Montreal

Watercolour Sky

Sunrise almost always inspires my creativity. The framing of this one was I'm portent, as I was taking random shots from across the street and found myself frustrated by the signs of human presence: houses, electrical wires, etc… While cropping to get the framing right, I saw more than my original attraction tin to the … Continue reading Watercolour Sky

Stained Glass Sky

This shot was originally taken at sunrise. The silhouettes of the trees played a fun contrast against the redness of the sun. When I played with saturations, the redness of the sun painted the whole sky this gorgeous blue. In the close-up you can see that the slightest wisp of cloud also got highlighted in … Continue reading Stained Glass Sky

Red Sky Morning 1

"Red Sky in the morning, sailor's warning" Isn't that how the saying goes? There is a strange tension between the bands of colour in the sky and how the silhouetted trees contrast with them. I played a lot with this image and found it increasingly painterly. Something similar to a group of Seven styling. See … Continue reading Red Sky Morning 1

Nature’s Wonders

The tree outside my front door gives us endless joy and beauty. from the sounds coming from it to the endless colour and light plays that shine through it, from day to day, and season to season. Here we catch the remaining deep-green in the shadows under the flames of fall colours. The colours are … Continue reading Nature’s Wonders

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #373 – Moon 11-006a

Moon 11-006a Imaginings from what is perceived: I was reading a book on Japanese watercolors and this composition felt exactly like them to me. I imagine this painted on a long strip of silk, hanging near a doorway of some affluent family home. What inspires an artist? “All they see” is the first and most … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #373 – Moon 11-006a

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #356 – Qcpg 13-003 

Qcpg 13-003  Imaginings from what is perceived: Is this a colony of resting butterflies or flowers? It could be easy to mistake in the early days of fall when this shrubbery is far more full of blooms and the multicolored butterflies are collecting all the pollen possible before flying off to where ever they go. … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #356 – Qcpg 13-003 

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #355 – Qcpg 13-001

Qcpg 13-001 Imaginings from what is perceived: If you can picture little faces on the stamen of these flowers, and imagine them with warning frowns, you will get the feeling I got. This beautiful flower has an army of serious soldiers guarding her. What inspires an artist? “All they see” is the first and most … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #355 – Qcpg 13-001

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #354 – St-Denis Woods 12-004

St-Denis Woods 12-004 Imaginings from what is perceived: This is a natural, sort-of, space between properties at my sister's house. The colors and lighting are just amazing and create dramatically changing light shows throughout the day. I did a little manipulation of hues and found the consistent and pure beauty of the light in this … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #354 – St-Denis Woods 12-004