Shadows & Skin

Imagine wandering the Canadian tundra after a long dry season and finding the desiccated and destroyed carcass of something unrecognizable. There's no sign of fur, only thick and deeply creviced skin. Could it be the remnants of a mammoth uncovered by the retreating glaciers? Could it be what's left of a walrus dragged miles by … Continue reading Shadows & Skin

Forrest Sentinel

On a recent trip to the Laurentians, I was walking in the forest behind the pace we were staying. I came across this I posing sentinel standing in a small clearing. Clearly dead, desiccated, rotting, and pecked, and yet... somehow standing strong and imposing. The hole in the upper side sometimes looked like an eye, … Continue reading Forrest Sentinel

Andy’s Practice Space

Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy's work... I could imagine him wandering around small woods, dragging logs, branches, and trees this way and that, playing with how the natural light shines across the amazing textures, casting incredible shadows across the composition and his imagination. His photos always seem to force the eye to wander on a path. … Continue reading Andy’s Practice Space

Growth & Beauty

We inherited these ratty old shrubs in front of our house when I bought my house a decade ago. They had been trimmed in all sorts of bad ways and needed to rebound. In the first year, I added new earth around their bases, watered them carefully, trimmed off the dead branches, and hoped for … Continue reading Growth & Beauty

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #417 – Day Moon Over Happiness

Day Moon Over Happiness Musings of the Artists Mind Ive been doing landscapes with muted colours, having fun with textures. My wife commented on how much fun it would be to see something with very bright colours. I went to my books and favourite sites for inspiration. I knew what she wanted to see, more … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #417 – Day Moon Over Happiness

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #416 – Landscape 14-006

Landscape 14-006 Musings of the Artists Mind I’ve written & re-written several descriptions of this one and somehow it all comes back to the feeling that these two trees are passing time by telling each other bad jokes. What do you see?  Are We Having Fun, Yet?  Say Yes, When you design your world with … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #416 – Landscape 14-006

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #415 – Landscape 14-005 

Landscape 14-005  Musings of the Artists Mind Sometimes there are scenes in movies that stick in my imagination. Several films have used a time-lapse or speeded-up film to show the passage of time. I stopped the tape, the clock and time to capture this moonrise and I still feel the fast movement. I also hear … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #415 – Landscape 14-005 

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #414 – Landscape 14-004

Landscape 14-004 Musings of the Artists Mind Things are always staring up in the background of solitude. This one looks like a drive by photo I toon on the highway between Abu Dhabi & Dubai. The more I loo at it, the more I imagine it shouting at the passing cars: “Hay, wait for me!” … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #414 – Landscape 14-004

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #413 – Landscape 14-003

Landscape 14-003 Musings of the Artists Mind Imagine the hazy heat rising from the ground to blur everything; even the shadows cast from the trees seam lost in the excessive humidity of the day. The trees remind me of the mushrooms in Fantasia. Getting ready to dance apart in a whimsical circle of life and … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #413 – Landscape 14-003

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #411 – Landscape 14-001

Landscape 14-001 Musings of the Artists Mind I challenged myself to make smaller canvases and this first series came from it. Up close the textures added wonderful lighting effects; they all have an antique photography feel to them. The star of this one and its siblings is the dark forest green mixed with a high … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #411 – Landscape 14-001