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Gun 3

September 10, 2011 Leave a comment

This is third “gun” in a series I’m producing for an upcoming show. This is an 11 x 14 oil on canvas sketch painting.

Toy squirt gun #3 - oil on canvas - 11 x 14



Look around and find something to paint.

September 8, 2011 1 comment

For quite some time now I’ve been noticing ordinary things that can become interesting pieces to transform into artwork. I was given a bunch of colored pencils wrapped in a rubber band and I imagined it as a large colorful painting. For months I’ve been using toy squirt guns to shoot water at a cat to remind him to stay off the kitchen island. They are very colorful and have almost a ray gun quality to them. I’ve finally decided to make oil painting sketches of the guns and here are the first two. Hope you enjoy them.

Oil on canvas board - 11 x 14 - Toy squirt gun #1


Oil on canvas board - 11 x 14 - Toy gun "squirt"

The Fine Art of Money

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:

The REAL value of money

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?



Back to Art

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!


Create or be created!

It seems I’ll finally get around to start painting again this weekend, after  about a year off with moving and working day and night as a marketer/designer/art director for an insurance company as well as for some loyal clients who have stuck with me through my own business and personal highs and lows.
I have a few canvases that are prepped and ready for paint and I’m looking forward to doing just that over the next few days. Wish me luck!

I haven’t posted anything here for a few days and I find it interesting how people are finding me and reading my posts from weeks ago. I must be getting the hang of this somehow as I’ve been “tagging” my posts and pinging them as well as tweeting, etc.

I think it’s important as an artist to stay as close to the learning curve of technology as possible because I’m sure that will help me through communicating to my patrons and fellow artists.

Here’s an artist that’s making very cool furniture from airplane parts:


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