A Challenging Shelf – Before

The Challenge of Improving on Such Beauty As soon as I saw this Mid-Century book shelf, I knew I had to have it. At first, the ideas of colour schemes, stains, waxes, paintings, polishings, sanding, etc, etc, etc... All flew through my head with excitement as I drove it home and placed it carefully in … Continue reading A Challenging Shelf – Before

The Cool Lines Commode Transformation – Part 1

Rescued From The Dump To Blow Up My Imagination The son of the original owner showed me this old piece he was getting ready to toss and asked me what i thought of it. "Funky" was my first impression. Needs lots of love and I'm just the guy to love it, was my second thought, … Continue reading The Cool Lines Commode Transformation – Part 1

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 19 – People of The Land

Part 19 - People of The Land   Now we come to the moment of truth, well relatively speaking, that is. What follows are a series of recent explorations that combine my obsession for all things Naive & Folk with Regionalist paintings styles from Canada (mainly Maritimes), Russia, and America, and some narration found in … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 19 – People of The Land

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 16 – New Expressions

Part 16 - New Expressions  You will find an overview of newer experiments, greater ambitions and evolutions of previous stiles. The original intention was to include several new series and explorations with other media, but that became too vast to contain in these 500 works. Perhaps they will appear in my next project. Please stay … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 16 – New Expressions

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #400 – Paper Shadows #16

Paper Shadows #16 Mutterings of the Muses: After the great sigh comes an intake of life. The lightness of this figure is exactly on that cusp of elation. The stars are becoming clear to him and the world is once again a place of possibility. How does that old saying go? "Only in darkness, can … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #400 – Paper Shadows #16

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #399 – Paper Shadows #10

Paper Shadows #10 Mutterings of the Muses: Looking down on your past leads only to unhappiness. Remember that you are ahead of that past you. The stars still shine on you and your path is always forward, so pick that head up and stride on! This composition was intended to be reflective and nostalgic. I … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #399 – Paper Shadows #10

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #398 – Paper Shadows #8

Paper Shadows #8 Mutterings of the Muses: A glimpse is meant to be a fleeting thing, so to capture one would be nearly impossible. How does one capture the melting image of fading memory as it washes away? These two feel like an image made in foam and we are witnessing the foam bubbles burst … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #398 – Paper Shadows #8

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #397 – Paper Shadows #7

Paper Shadows #7 Mutterings of the Muses: Painting white on black is very rewarding. Especially when the paper is wet, the colours don't completely bleed into each other, and they are easier to blend, create shadows, and highlights. These two figures seam to be standing in a sense of confusion. Maybe that's just me projecting … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #397 – Paper Shadows #7

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #396 – Paper Shadows #4

Paper Shadows #4 Mutterings of the Muses: Simultaneously reminds me of the Footprints poem and a variety of snap-scenes in contemporary Korean film. There's a sense of loneliness, juxtaposed with a strong companionship. These shadows have a great story to tell! Are they participants or merely witnesses of a crime scene? They do appear both … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #396 – Paper Shadows #4

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #395 – Paper Shadows #3

Paper Shadows #3 Mutterings of the Muses: Memories sometimes appear like a figment at the corner of your eye. Faint, shimmering afterthoughts of what might have been. Sometimes, I wonder if they are spirit guides watching over us. Have these two become attached in a common pursuit? Are they the etherial embodiments of good friends’ … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #395 – Paper Shadows #3