Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

revisit

revisiting this larger painting
size

with this large post card size version




Your incandescent fury thrown against my soul
merely feeds my resolution to revise this given role.
I will survive this situation.
I will survive the "love" bestowed.
I will rise from out the ashes. 
I will regain the life you stole

Mini mini mini version
smaller than above postcard one 
4x5(ish)

te; color



Saturday, December 17, 2011

working on this

for now


Sunday, October 30, 2011

comp art

After a twitter conversation i thought id share with you the role that computer programs sometimes play in my art



some times in helping me design a painting



and at other times as a stand alone piece in its own right

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first ill start with some that turned out to be designs for paintings


this one was the result of running a photo through various "filters" on paint shop pro

i like the effect so much i decided i almost had to paint it













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this one was designed by accident on paintshop pro
after being confined to my bed and growing increasingly frustrated by the situation
you've all seen when kids get frustrated at a drawing and they scribble over it ... well this is what it looks like when you do that with paint shop pro using various "paint tubes"










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thankfully come this next design i was some what calmer
(possibly as a result of medication)
ahhh strong calming soothing thoughts
(and a fair amount of doodling result in this)

and although i thought the computer design was a little insipid i thought it might just be worth exploring its concept in paint the result was this following painting


although im sure its not most folks cup of tea i kinda like it











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of course some times the designs are not a result of doodling but a concerted effort to design a specific piece such as this rather minimalistic piece

i think i prefer the computer version though


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occasionally ill design pieces that i
(at first)
never intend to paint
they are meant to be solely stand alone pieces in their own right
such as this one

justice


it was created using both Das and paintshop (as were some of the following)
with the help of Hubble photographs which i fell in love with


the fairy nebula seem to be particularly calling for some artistic intervention for which i was only to happy to oblige
;-)




and of course the stand alone's also consist of photo's run through the various filters and tinkering with various other effects to result in pieces such as these



but enough about me and my photos lets get back to what we all like

more faery's
:-)







Friday, September 23, 2011

so
for once
i actually got persuaded into attending a reception
at
multicultural  show

which will be running along side
October the 1st


 Geisha Gaze
went over better than expected
in fact
...
i was barely through the door three steps
and had a request to buy
(possibly counts as one of my fastest sales bar commissions)


all though i did promptly get reprimanded
for severely under pricing her
(well what can i say i saw flaws in her that  meant she didn't warrant full price)

got to say its not often a buyer tells you off for a low price

then as i handed her in to be hung.. i got told off again
:-)
all in the nicest most well meaning way of course

iv now been told very firmly
from numerous people im officially banned from naming my own price






it was a very pleasant (if terrifying) evening
all though the folk that persuaded me to go
(those i was supposed to be hiding behind)
kept disappearing into to the throng




 a great time was had by all,
and of course the open bar certainly did not hinder this
sigh
i do wish i had participated in that aspect
i was fairly taken aback at folk wanting "photo ops" with me in front of Geisha Gaze
no one had warned me people have a tendency to want that
i found it rather puzzling

so several folk now have a prime photo of a rather gawky awkward MiTcH with the expression of a deer caught in head lights


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have to say i did feel a whole lot more at ease once the crowds thinned out a bit


many thanks to
members
for not only arranging the event
but also their warm and friendly manner through out
that helped put me at my ease
(as much as is possible in a crowd)

Shyam Balami's Prize-winning painting 

 The awards were

1st: Shyam Balami

2nd:Mary Morgan

3rd: Eliot Fallas

HM: Cindy Gray

And the People's Choice: Meral Dalgic
 Many thanks to Suzy Jones and Dana Conklin for judging the show.

Much appreciation also goes to
Nuray Fuller who was the organizer
Linda Clary, who created the artist tags
Lady Marli for tending the superb bar
Claudia holt for setting up
Ruth Siddiqi for making such wonderful Art Flyers for the Art Exhibit
and
Katrine Kyhnel for hanging and arranging all the artworks.


and of course the mayor for attending




i may well start to attend more receptions
......
now if only i can shake the problem i have with crowds

(a crowd for me being any more than three)








Saturday, May 21, 2011

progress on the 4x4's

many thanks to the twitter followers who not only kept me on track with these ones but spurred me on to doing better than i otherwise would of with out their help












 
im terrible at the whole motivation thing


but when i do eventually start painting


i just pick and pick and pick






 
trying to get as much detail in as i can
and never know when to stop


so all these are down to my twitter followers






with many, many thanks for their assistance


 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

sooo...


this ones for a good cause


and its only 4x4 inches arrrgh
(grabbing my glasses)


this is it so far...

(sorta kinda after two days messing with and repairing it)




i got to this stage on the first day







but then a little mishap involving accidentally grabbing a white spray can instead of the clear seal left me with roughly about half the canvas whited out




......siiiiiiigh

ohhh well these things happen

and soooooo
after the echoes of my screams of NOOOoooooo had faded
i frantically attacked it judiciously
with clear spray and cotton rags



in an attempt to repair

PHEEEEEEeeewwww

managed it


a little bit more work
a little more detail
and carefully examination of the clear seal spray
and i got this far