Sunday, January 19, 2014



Two views in two ways

      I copied these two quotes from David Burbach's blog.  More words of wisdom and inspiration.

 "Art is an interpreter of the inexpressible, and therefore it seems a folly to try to convey its meaning afresh by means of words."--- Goethe

"Good composition is only the strongest way of seeing the subject."---Edward Weston

Just so happens we both found the same subject interesting in different ways.
Behind I've Been Framed
David Burbach

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Stewart Cinks Tan Line

It has been said that if you have nothing to blog about, then don't blog.  I found myself once again feeling angst about seeing the same post every time I opened my blog.  So I had to decide whether to leave it or post something not necessarily worth the time.  I decided to post this photo of Stewart Cinks head at the Sony Open in Hawaii .  The though being that if I have to look at THIS  every time I open my blog, I will most definitely find something actually worth positng in the next few days.  We'll see if this works.

On a side note, my friend and fellow blogger Gary Everest attended the Sony Open last week and actually had some blogworthy posts about it.  Gary used to golf , and explains why he gave up the game to devote more time to painting.  I try to do both.  I have actually gotten better at golf, but haven't reached the point where I'm ready to do what Gary did.
   Oddly enough, I have not been working much the past week, yet still haven't picked up the brushes.  I crushed my foot at work and was couch ridden.  I didn't feel  enough inertia to paint anything, even though the desk was 10 feet away.  I'm feeling another flurry of creativity coming on though.  Maybe I'll start with an abstract that I can title Stewart Cinks Head as  an homage to kick starting my creativity. 
  By the way, my foot isn't broken and I'm back hobbling around on it.  Going to take some weeks to be back to near full health....and as I sat here it came to me that I could share another thing.  An artist I admire.  Rod Penner does tiny photo-realistic paintings of small towns in Texas.  His subjects are always interesting to me.  In fact just Sunday I saw a house that looked like a perfect subject for one of his paintings.
Blue Bonnet Cafe  Rod Penner

First I will show you the Painting of Blue Bonnet Cafe by Rod Penner....and I was fortunate enough to find a reference photo that he recently shared.  Yes he is technically solid, but his choice of subjects are what I most like about his work.
Reference Photo shared by Rod Penner
The reason I don't like to share reference photos on my blog is because people have actually mistook the photos for my paintings.  Obviously these are people not entirely familiar with my work, because I don't paint hyper-realistic(ally?)
Rod Penner must really have that problem.  I bet if you had to pick which was the painting and which was the photo it would take some time.  Again, while his technical skill is incredible, his subjects draw me in...I aim to prove that is the appeal of his work.  Soon.