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Archives for Art
Last week I heard the story on the news about the Rothko painting which was vandalized in the Tate museum. A man simply walked up to the painting and wrote on it with a black marker – an action I disapprove of. The story made me think about what work of art I wish I [...]
I am currently writing a novel which mentions the British graffiti artist Banksy. I had some familiarity with his work, but since his art work is used as a contrast point for my main character at an important junction in the plot, I decided to do as much research as possible. Started with online info, [...]
It all started with an email. My friend Barry Jakel asked me if would like to come to his book launch party. What book? When? Where? What is the book about? Why didn’t you tell me that you were writing a book? 100 questions swirled inside my head. Instead of asking them I said yes [...]
Believe me darling! … I would love to paint you. The way you are sitting right now on the couch with your head cocked to the side and your mouth tilted bearing a smirk that says I am smiling while I frown, would make a magnificent painting. But before I entertain this tempting idea, there [...]
Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 18 I painted this painting infront of a live audience for a charity. It felt like a performance. Initially, I felt nervouse. Normally when I paint at home, I paint while I am in the flow, as soon as I feel stuck, I walk away and only paint again [...]
Let me tell you a story about the single thing that I am really good at.
My sixth paintingAcrylic on Canvas20×16 inches Photographed by Doug Hayes. I don’t like it.
“I will not paint a vase of flowers” I declared to myself when I started painting. Everybody and his dog paints the vase of flowers and then when they want a change they paint potted flowers. How boring. Each time I went into an art gallery and saw flowers painted on canvas, “O that wasn’t [...]