Make Noize – Montreal Walls project – Thirty-Four

See more of Montreal Walls... As you can probably tell from many of my photos, I have a strange love of decaying things (and shadows, apparently). I've been noticing more murals of this sort during my walks and I find them intriguing and fascinating. They appear to be painted or printed on paper somewhere other … Continue reading Make Noize – Montreal Walls project – Thirty-Four

Abandoning – Montreal Walls project – Thirty-Three

See more of Montreal Walls... The mural itself demonstrates a whimsical sense of flowing movement and I really enjoy how the artist seems to have painted it as if the windows didn't matter to their design. I wonder if painting on uncomfortable surfaces is as rewarding to them as painting on heavily textured surfaces is … Continue reading Abandoning – Montreal Walls project – Thirty-Three

Small Alley Art – Montreal Walls project – Thirty-Two

See more of Montreal Walls... I feel I arrived on this at the perfect time of day. The afternoon sun was high above us and found some windows on the opposing wall to reflect its fiery light onto this embellished tag. With the wild trees to create some dappled shadows, the yellow and red becomes … Continue reading Small Alley Art – Montreal Walls project – Thirty-Two

Dis-appreciated – Montreal Walls – Twenty-Three

See more of Montreal Walls... Heading east on boul. Mont-Royale, where some of the boutiques thin and are replaced with sporadic, ethnic bistros and less charming shops (pharmacies, convenience stores, and liquor shops) you come across a small roadside park with a water fountain. The park is beautifully maintained, as are the buildings around it... … Continue reading Dis-appreciated – Montreal Walls – Twenty-Three

Looking For Strange #2

Random lines, following the whims of my hands and inner eye, revealing shapes not seen or envisioned consciously... The paper is turned and turned to find any recognizable patterns. When found, colours are applied to achieve the pattern I think I see. Anything can happen. Hint, I look for what might be eyes and let … Continue reading Looking For Strange #2

Looking For Strange #1

Random lines, following the whims of my hands and inner eye, revealing shapes not seen or envisioned consciously... The paper is turned and turned to find any recognizable patterns. When found, colours are applied to achieve the pattern I think I see. Anything can happen. Hint, I look for what might be eyes and let … Continue reading Looking For Strange #1

The Three Gentlemen Walkers

The idea for this came from my People of the Land series. As I was painting it, I started to feel that the muse was whispering other influences right into my mind. The colours are more African inspired, and the figures feel like some traditional Cuban or Dominican folk pain tings I've seen in markets … Continue reading The Three Gentlemen Walkers

Waiting

Going back to a more Cubist styling with this beauty. She reminds me of an earlier drawing called "Lovelie Lao". It looks here like I've caught her waiting for someone or something and scrunching up her shoulders with some resignation of their delay. The layering and using of the sides of the conte sticks seems … Continue reading Waiting

The New Doonesbury

Her title came to me in a flash. Do you remember the Doonesbury comic strips? That's what she remind me of. Something sardonic in her expression. Thay all had it. A certain incredulity in their eyes. The odd hair that always looks like it's blown but something other than wind. I played a little more … Continue reading The New Doonesbury

Post-Modern Mummy

Ok, she is a Mummy. Wrapped in a gossamer cloth, almost see-through with age. Her hair is wild and standing straight up on her head, with a new wave - post-punk style. She is even wearing a black ribbon around her neck, adding a certain sexiness to her look. The black lipstick adds the tough … Continue reading Post-Modern Mummy