Source: Defining Political ignorance
4th of July, okay where are my eagles?
I painted this and realized my copy is way to small, so I need to take another photo.
Standing Rock from web photo?
So inspired to paint this because the found the horse so both challenging and inviting to paint. Plus of course the political background is always in the background. Oil painting on linin 18×24. Still need to sign and varnish it. I am pleased with it.
At my local gallery
Oil on canvas 18 x 30 inches not finished needs varnish. Photo looks to white, I suspect it was still wet. I will upgrade the photo asap.s
19th Avenue San Francisco
From my photograph of 19th Avenue going through San Francisco. It may not be done, but then this is referred to as artists discretion. Since I was conjured, born and raised in San Francisco I will need to get back there and take more pictures to paint. Have a potential idea or two in my minds eye, which I could possibly attempt, but for now it is foggy.
This is oil on canvas 16×20.
John Sargent Singer my rendition of his Venice or is it Vienna?
Previously I screwed up from memory, I named it Vienna.
One of my favorite works by John Sargent Singer, if I recall is named Vienna, I recalled wrong.
In this blog there is another post with the original Venice for comparison, when I get some time I may combine them, to show how good or bad my emulation is. Meh!
oil on canvas 16×20
Art of Issues
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?
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.