David Park was an American artist known for his contributions to the Bay Area Figurative Movement. His style was characterized by his loose, gestural brushstrokes and his focus on the human figure. While his work often included elements of abstraction, it also possessed a certain rawness and imperfection that is indicative of wabi-sabi. In this … Continue reading Considering the wabi-sabi-ness of David Park’s Art
Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – A Whiskey Burst of activity
I've been dabbling on the skin for days... a touch of pink and green, then I'm stumped by dissatisfaction... It doesn't work with the sky and I need to see how to make it work! The last few days have been an emotional rollercoaster with life events and family matters... I needed to let go … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – A Whiskey Burst of activity
New Work – “Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole” – Intro
I was listening to one of my Spotify mixes the other day, the Playlist is called "The Buzz", I believe. It's controlled by someone else and I enjoy how it is always evolving and adding new songs. A very catchy song came on with the refrain "Pablo Picasso isn't an asshole". I was preoccupied with … Continue reading New Work – “Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole” – Intro
Portrait Project – Inspired by David Park #4 – A touch here, a dab there, and viola; it’s Me!
Can I blame the shift to more current musical choices this morning for the change in colours? Maybe. Can I assume that the sip of bourbon, a taste I've only really acquired over the last few years and didn't have in the 1980s to the change? Maybe. Can I say that being mindful of where … Continue reading Portrait Project – Inspired by David Park #4 – A touch here, a dab there, and viola; it’s Me!
Portrait Project – Inspired by David Park
Let me be clear, I'm only using the terminology "Inspired by..." because it's my version of his painting... essentially my copy of it. It's part of my ongoing explorations of styles and techniques. Again, I used a recycled canvas (overpainted) from some long neglected project (The People of the Land) in which the painting technique … Continue reading Portrait Project – Inspired by David Park