Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Cynical Optimist + Ms. Voyuer

I think it is a fallacy to assume someone is negative just because they choose to question someone's perception of reality...or their reality. A cynical optimist simply looks at the big picture...

I have not posted anything for a bit...I started writing what is above weeks ago...and got bored. I am currently researching two artists who just amaze me with their talent and skill. WOW. It will be wonderful to have them as part of the next issue of Sublime Rush for sure!

Getting ready for the Image Optical opening reception in August. Doing some smaller works to sell that night. Also need to get my list of contacts together and start a quarterly news letter. Update the on Pattern Changes...plan the Folio project...and so on and et a thousand more things.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

An Understanding

One of the best things one of my art instructors taught me was that you need to understand reality before you can paint the abstract. If I had more time I would do more line drawings and more still life to practice painting.

"I am not here to fulfill your expectations. If I fulfill your expectations I will never be able to transform you. I am here to destroy all your expectations, I am here to shock you. And in those shocking experiences your mind will stop. You will not be able to figure it out - and that is the point where something new enters you." Osho

Saturday, June 19, 2010

WIP - Cocoon

I think this is almost done. It is 36" x 48".
May just need to up the contrast in the bottom portion and adjust some stuff.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Accidents and Fairy Tales To Leave The Country

'Tis done now and submitted to the gallery in Canada...along with my CV...which keeps on growing, thankfully. I think I may put it into categories, versus just chronological.

Update: She is going to Sarnia. Ahhhh, Sarnia has sort of a fairy tale ring to it.

Monday, June 7, 2010

WIP - Accidents and Fairy Tales

My latest work in progress that I intend to enter into a juried show called Wowza Effect at a gallery in Sarnia, Canada.

Hopefully this is "wowza" enough for the jurors. Lately my work has been influenced by the oil spill off the coast. I could also call this calamari and add some green peppers into the composition. Mmmmmmm Q2 and squid...yummy!

Now I am hungry.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." — Marilyn Monroe