I put in a search to see what I would get for “oil paint”. There were the usual paintings one would think you’d get and then there were some other images that ranged from sexy women covered in paint to globs of paint and then also pictures of pizza with olive “oil” being poured on to the slices.
But, the most interesting image for me was this one:
As you can see, the value is illustrated by goods, services, actions and just about anything you could think of making me think money has a different value for everyone. Yes, it’s exchanged as energy you create by giving some service or product for some of it, but is there another value here?
The big question of the day seems to be whether or not Apple will survive it’s founders departure.
I’ve read numerous quotes from him over the years and his viewpoints on design, business, creativity and consumer awareness are simple and striking. Here’s one of my favorites;
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
What do you think will happen after Steve leaves Apple? I want to think he’s left some very competent people there to carry on his vision and add some of their own to as well. Based on this leader’s views, I don’t think he’d have inferior staff in his company.
What do you think?????
Well, it’s time to paint again. It’s a very strange thing to be going along and then one day like a bolt of lightning it hits me that I need to create more art.
I’ve decided to do a series of paintings that I’ve had as digital ideas for a few years and stop wondering what I should do next. Just do the art and get back into the “habit” of being a fine artist. That feels like a healthy idea and a very productive thing at this point of my life.
This is the first image I’ll be working on. Let me know what you think. I call it TV-Cows! It’s based on a photo I took in Aruba. This cow sculpture was sitting on top of a restaurant with a antenna sticking out of the top of it. Strangely amusing!
This painting of Elvis was done last year and I decided to see what it would look like if I posterized it and added a photoshop pop art texture. What do you think?
This is Chili. Full name: Chili Pepper. She’s a very nice, affectionate kitty that had lived with me and now lives with a fellow worker and has children to play with.
The technique is photoDigitalArt incorporating typography for additional design elements.
There is something magical about this piece. If you print it out and rub the four letters each three times and spin your body around four times while holding the printout above your head and shake it vigorously all at the same time, listen carefully and you will hear a “meow” sound coming from behind you.
I “stumbled upon” this piece of art on a blog and was blown away by it.
This man’s wife had a sculpture created of herself for her husband’s grave as a symbol of her lasting love. Now, that’s what I call devotion. The sculpture itself is of the finest quality as well.
I’m sure when people come to pay their respects to their loved ones they have to notice this and I’m sure tell friends and family about it.
I wonder what it was like to come to the grave next to it and see it for the first time. It’s truly remarkable.
Looks like the wife had something else in mind when she was considering “until death do us part.”
Here’s a little insider information about what have turned out to be some pretty famous lips.
These lips belong to a model named Lorillie Goldberg. You ask how I know this? Well, as it turned out I was the art director who designed the poster and had to find a model with perfect lips that would look good as a still photographic. The original concept came about from watching a screening the film at 20th Century-Fox before its’ release. One of the first things seen in the film are a pair of lips that fill the screen and sing to you.
When I saw that I immediately imagined a poster with the lips and the concept was approved as quickly by the studio. The copy line “A different set of jaws” came about because this film was release shortly after Steven Spielberg’s first major directorial debut of “Jaws”.
This piece of art was created by three artists using multiple media and over a period of 100 years.
The original painting was done by Bouguereau without tattoos and without the motorcycle.
The Tattoos were added as part of the
Anachronisms in fine art photoshopping contest
I added the motorcycle to complete the image as I would like to see it.
I think the tattoos bring something special to this cherub and offers an attitude not seen before but could express an alter-ego for these mischievious characters.
It’s not a stretch to imagine this angel climbing on the bike and roaring off in search of her next “victim” to cast an arrow towards.
With many illustrations on her body I suppose she would be welcome in any biker bar and most likely would find a sorrowful fellow to take pity on and sling a shaft towards.
My only hope would be that who ever the poor fellow happened to be looking at in the moment of the arrows penetration be worthy of his fall from “freedom” to a life of relationship “hell”.
Today, I reached out. Made a connection. Chose my words carefully. There’s an art to it. Reach into the future.
You can use an aesthetic line to reach someone in many ways. Make them laugh. That’s fun and making someone happy even for an instant is important. You’ve probably done it many times. Now do it again.