Thursday, July 26, 2012

Still Image

Here is the still image taken at the site of the previous entry, that being, the "Motion Pictures" posting.

Motion Pictures

Above, an early foray into video.  I hope to do more.

In The Hands

Detail from Balthus' "The Bernese Hat", that is, with the photographer superimposed.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Studio Shot

Self portrait in my studio.  Yeah, I am in there somewhere.

New Directions

I am working on two or three new paintings that represent new directions for me, including the above work.  This is always exciting.  Often this process involves a series of forks in the road.  In keeping with the famed Yogi Berra comment, when there is a fork in the road, I am going to take it.  

What lies on the other side of the door?  Who is to say, but that is part of the adventure.

Monday, July 23, 2012


Can you see yourself in another artist's work of art?  Yes.  Especially when the work is covered with UV protective archive grade framing glass.  Such is the case above, while appreciating a work by Miro at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Painting In Progress

Above is a work in progress.  It is an experiment.  I decided to use one of my pastels, as a point of departure, and see how it translates into oil on canvas.  All this is covering another painting that just didn't satisfy.  I will see where, if anywhere, it goes in the days ahead.  Today, I glanced at it from time to time and tried to imagine next steps. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Painting Du Jour

The painting of the day, "Harbin Jew."

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Little Wild One

It's not often that you can have a little wild one like this get close and just hang out (without the temptation of food), but that is what he/she wanted to do.  I enjoyed playing with the image to get that "1970's" color balance, at least, as I imagine it.  The image seems to have that slightly faded Kodak print look, yes, on the warm side.  I find it pleasing.  

Monday, July 9, 2012

Roots of Syncretism

See the color, hear the waves, smell the sea breeze, touch the sand, taste the salt, feel the water, be there in the moment, there and then.  Bermuda.

Aphrodite Redux

Aphrodite, a Greek torso in marble from the 2nd century BCE, photographed, digitized and modified for viewing pleasure.  This is a work of art for the ages, ever so lovely, on view at the Seattle Art Museum.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

If You Go

If you go to a Mark Rothko exhibition, the above image shows what you will often see, that is, a lone viewer transfixed by a painting.