Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Skin…

Because I've been pre-posting these entries while I do other projects, they appear daily, but my progress isn't daily... in fact, I've been staring at the figure doe a few days trying to decide on how I want to approach the skin-tones... My gut is telling me to play the green-pink contrast and then add … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Skin…

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Figure, and other stuff…

As stated yesterday, the beachfront wasn't complete when I started on the figure, but it will be over the next few images... On the figure I dove in with some Payne's Grey for the black areas and played with a little vermillion hue for the pants and transitions between the black and white lines on … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Figure, and other stuff…

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Making a Beach and Sea

First, let me apologize; I thought I took more pictures of this next step. I believe my impatience took over and I started on the figure before completing the beachfront. I started with a dark forest green to represent the depths of the see, added a little turquoise on top and a darker naval blue... … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Making a Beach and Sea

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Making  a Sky

I didn't want a traditional blue sky, but felt the need to have it there under the final colour. I contemplated making the sky green, red, and pink, but felt it wouldn't give the contrast I desired against the shirt and pants of the figure. Also, I imagined the skin tones to be greenish-pink, so … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Making  a Sky

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

The overwhelming emotional weight of a blank canvas – early strokes

I'm still really bothered by the whole copying consideration and even though calling the various inspirations studies of the artist, I still want to attempt original work. However, in comparison to my studies, I feel they don't match up... well, to be honest, I am still copying my old styles, and they are what I … Continue reading The overwhelming emotional weight of a blank canvas – early strokes

A little good news — about creativity

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/this-simple-word-test-reveals-how-creative-you-are/ I'm not sure why, but this mental exercise sounds familiar. As a person who has often been accused of being too literate because of my love of semantics, this is a game I've often played with myself... well, various versions of it. Care to see if you are really creative? Take the test: https://www.datcreativity.com/about

The Artist Self – One – Do What Talks to You…

Sometimes going in a new direction brings us back to ourselves. The last piece I painted (A Crowd of Me) left me a little discouraged and a lot determined to do some reflection. While I got some positive feedback from my support clan (aka my amazing wife and daughter), I still felt I didn't do … Continue reading The Artist Self – One – Do What Talks to You…

Self-Portrait Project Seven – Diving Deep Inside

At this point in the explorations, I was feeling a little overwhelmed at how many more I wanted to do. I should say, I let myself get away from the moment of making and lost track of the blank canvas in front of me. I decided to look away from my selfies and look deep … Continue reading Self-Portrait Project Seven – Diving Deep Inside

Everybody Can Change

Book Review: The Bad Seed by Jory John Great illustrations and the moral is very clear, at the end: everybody can change. Not sure if I'd read this to my class of kids, but one on one, it could be a lovely story.It's just a little long. The protagonist makes a beautiful transformation in self-awareness … Continue reading Everybody Can Change