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Art in the environment

October 7, 2011 2 comments

A few years ago I was walking in Venice, California with my daughter and her boyfriend. I looked across the street and saw a building in the shape of binoculars. I asked my daughter’s boyfriend to go do me a favor and run flat out on the other side of the street because I wanted to take a photograph of the building with him running in front of it for a piece of art I was planning to make out of it.

This is it…..

No Distance is Too Great.

How did the cow get a antenna?

September 29, 2011 3 comments

Years ago I was in Aruba and was wondering around the marina and looked over to my left and saw an unusual sight. A restaurant had a full size sculpture of a cow on it’s roof with a antenna on the cow’s back.

Very unusual indeed. So, I photographed it and four years later I decided to make a painting of it. This is it. A 16″ x 20″ oil on canvas painting I like to call “TV Cow”. Enjoy!

"TV Cow" - 16" x 20" Oil on Canvas painting

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!

TV-Cows

The History of Art!

Garbage Bags that turn into Fine Art? See for yourself.

Having been a New Yorker I can appreciate this level of creativity. If you can think of it you can do it there in the street. New Yorkers have nothing on using their environment as their canvas and the general population truly do enjoy fresh ideas that capture the imagination.

Sit back and watch this video. It’s very inspiring.

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