Entering into the home stretch of the semester, our painting teacher launched a new direction challenge... Astractions! I've done many abstracts over the past thirty or so years or so and felt I've done enough... especially since enjoying the portraits and figure painting much more this past few months, but I like a challenge, so... … Continue reading An Abstract Project – Kind of Blue – One
Another more-or-less spontaneous portrait (perhaps, self-portrait) built up from the left over paints on the main canvas I'm currently working. I started with laying in blues over the whole board... I was blending the paints right on my other canvas and then brushing off the extra here. The blob in the middle became the face … Continue reading Portrait Of An Odd Feeling
Another view of our meek soul, commenting calmly on something that raises his alarm and fears. He is clearly trying very hard not to give in to panic by making such a subdued statement, but we know what's going on inside, don't we? Which way do you think he'll bolt? Dimension: 9" (23cm) x 12" … Continue reading There’s A Dubious Sound Over There
It doesn't matter that people express fear or surprise in a thousand ways; my coping mechanism seems to always turn to a cartoon response. More than that, everyone becomes a meek and silly caricature of themselves. Please don't judge me too harshly, I don't belittle the person's expression of fear when this happens. It actually … Continue reading Gosh, that’s worrisome!
I let the feeling wash over me, through me, and out of me. It went right to the paper and I was left with a feeling of joy. This is what blues music dies for me too. I acknowledge the emotions of the medium and let it wash away the sadness. What is left is … Continue reading Feeling Kinda Blue – The Hollow Ones #36
I didn't wake up feeling this way, at least, I think I didn't. A minor family crisis greeted us before our first coffee and a feeling of tension filled the air. When it was over, a sadness approached and hung about like a stink. The sky became overcast and heavy, instead of great lighting for … Continue reading A Bit Of A Funk Approaching – The Hollow Ones #35
A cozy and deep night sleep; waking up with the sun shinning through the window; a kiss and 'Happy Birthday from my beautiful wife; some birthday wishes from friends and family; and a loving phone call from my amazing daughter... I feel warm and fuzzy inside. I feel strong and able to conquer the day... … Continue reading Day 10 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
I finished my daily reflection journal... a practice I fell in 'like' with after reading Cameron's The Artist's Way, and felt motivated to write today's entry on gratitude. I started going over all my social media sites to read responses and found lots of people sharing tips on how to be grateful, but no responses … Continue reading Day 5 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
Intention: My intention is to build a better understanding of what gratitude feels like and I need your help! I intend to repost this question every day for 21 days (because I like this number 😉 and feel its magic) and add your responses to the post. Introduction: I really want to understand what gratitude … Continue reading What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You? – Day 2
Something deliciously evil just came over this guy's mind and we are witnessing the beginning of the smile of awareness, as well as the subtle shadow that is growing from the right side of his face. He is looking right at you with a secret knowing. What did you ask him to get this look? … Continue reading Contemplating A Darkness