I painted this early this summer, from a photo I liked so much and had to paint it. I usually like to paint from my own phones but I got this off the web. First bird painting I have done, for some time now I have been wanting to paint an owl, so maybe next time? This is oil on canvas 18 x 24.
My support for the animals of this world is expressed in my rhino picture. Apparenlty by osmosis and virtue of my subconscious, I created a work supporting my fellow humans and doing this work, subconsciously… after the fact as the work was done I realized I had made this abstract portal in a strange way showing black lives matter. I suppose in a very strange way.
I was experimenting on canvas with water color and ink and pen, curious to see how ink and pen felt on canvas. Sometimes mediums do not feel well on different surfaces. As it turned out I liked the feeling and concocted this work.
I had forgotten but had seen this picture and had downloaded it to my picture files when I had seen the below photo on the web. As controversy’s go we do seem to live in a violent society, I am not attacking the police here, but the uncanny way this work developed seems to suggest our minds (mine especially) do work in strange ways. I find the visual both compelling and the analogy amusing, I use the world amusing as the photo impacted me in some way?
Sometimes when I see a picture on the web or if I take the photo myself … if I really like it for its composition, color content, movement I just cannot help myself and the Challenger is in and I must paint it or try. . Most of what I have painted has been like this, though all my abstracts came from my minds eye.
I saw the photo of the rhinoceros running at the camera and I had to paint it, the colors and movement really caught my attention, it hit me like the Seabiscuit work I did several years back from a famous photo.
Recently I saw on Twitter where a person paid 350 K to kill a rhinoceros, which I find detestable, but money seems to buy just about anything. Anyway this painting is in memory of all the Rhinos killed for entertainment or their horns. RIP all Rhinos and all animals killed for entertainment and not for food.
Have been wanting to paint this for awhile now and I decided to go for it this afternoon, Alla Premia wet on wet for me one sitting painting, so much fun and I am happy with the results, I can further finish it when it drys, but then it is no longer Alla Preima, meaning at first attempt.
As I watch the Republicans offer us great options for a better world and country, people should know conservatives offer the solution, it is called freedom and liberty with religion as the guiding light. Anyone who votes Democrat must not be a Christian and surely if they voted for Obama. The differences between the two political parties are not clear, both want war with Iran, both want to privatize Social Security, both want to privatize Medicare, both want states to have their rights back, so the good Christian family value of discrimination can return.
One thing Democrats seem to be missing which is a great advantage for the Republicans, is for Democrats Ayn Rand worship is still in the closet.
Let it be known Conservative family values are important to conservatives, so the Koch Brothers can fulfill their well planned destiny, because we know corporations are people too. Republicans have a huge advantage over Democrats because of their great choices of past mentors and presidents like Ronald Reagan, Bush and having people as guiding lights like Alan Greenspan and Chaney in the wings to guide them and now great leaders in front like Cruz and Cotton.
Both parties are exactly the same, except the Republicans offer a better US, with religion as the bully pulpit. Greenspan plan to make society better is both not just a Democrat plan, it is Ayn Randism at its very best.
Asparagus and Artichokes
Originally posted on The Mystic Horse Chronicle:
I walk along the water, challenging the waves to come my way, to take me by surprise. I wonder if some day I’ll be taken by a tsunami. I practice the idea of it, of surrendering to the water, asking it to be gentle with me, to protect me from the violence of large human constructs being tossed recklessly like children’s toys. I envision a soft swirl of water circling within itself enclosing me in its womb and carrying me through the chaos unscathed in body and soul, holding me captive without air until I reach my forever destination. Merging, merging, total surrender into the mystical journey.