Here’s another piece from a bygone era. It’s occasionally helpful to look back briefly as we prepare for the future. Tuesday is when the warmer weather kicks in for two days and apprehension seems to be the primary force guiding me there. Supplies have to be placed ready for action and the weather forecast will be monitored to see which hours will work best.
Just thought I’d present this piece as a demonstration where I’ve been creatively in the past. Looks like Tuesday and Wednesday will be good for a few hours of outdoor paint-on-canvas activity. Should turn a few heads on my street to say the least!
Was reminded yesterday that, considering the long delays in shipping art supplies, I’d better start placing orders now if I don’t want to lose out when the season starts.
Canvases are not so much the problem as the distinct paint colours I work with. Paint pigment is in short supply and the industrial sector gets first crack at everything. Wait times can be 4 times longer due to this reason alone.
So, with orders placed this week there should be enough in my studio by mid to late April. Fingers Crossed!!
Those unfortunate enough to be swallowed in by the endless grumblings of those on social media whining and moaning about how lockdowns and other public health precautions have absolutely ruined their social lives may not be entirely surprised by all this.
It’s not all the measures in place to preserve health and life that’s ever had me concerned. It’s when finally restriction start to lift and those same complainers gather in bars and restaurants to compare with friends who truly had it worse. Perhaps they’ll feel deserving of a Medal of Valor.
What we’ll never hear about are the countless numbers of people who’s own lives have been barely touched by the pandemic. The people who pass through life without a single phone call or invitation to coffee for not only years but decades on end. The people pushed aside for no other reason than it’s accepted in society to do so. They are, in short, disposable.
Provided these same people serve some kind of financial benefit to someone else then they’re allowed to keep passing through unnoticed.
But when everyone is eventually out and jovial having been freed from lockdowns and extensive precautions there will always be a good number of people who will not be sharing in the celebrations and elation. They won’t be seen at any parties or cookouts: they weren’t invited.
Such is life for those deemed disposable.
But hey, let’s just end this with a fun happy picture to keep everyone entertained..,
Here we have an early work from back when I was still experimenting with various styles. Likely it’s something that never truly stops. It was created with a slightly playful mood trying to produce something noteworthy but never getting overly serious with the subject matter.
It’s certainly not considered masterful or a great technical achievement but it does serve as a milestone for my own artistic progress/evolution.
While trying to find inspiration for this latest blog post I was stricken with a double dose of both apathy and general lethargy. No word from experts when this dire condition may ease so please accept this humble offering for your review.,,
In a never ending quest to discover new creative directions I’ve been known to depart in any number of ways. May I present a prime example –
This piece was a creative departure from what I was doing at the time. Occasionally it’s helpful to stretch the muscles of the imagination and take chances. Overall it look like time well spent.
Perhaps it was boredom or the need to simply be up to no good but today was the ideal time to explore a little shameless Instagram self-promotion. There’s no way I’m going to pay them or anyone else for efforts that would result in marginal results at best. Besides, I’m a Starving Artist!!
So, in an effort to inject a little extra humor into and otherwise straightforward art blog I posted the following…
Attention: I need to reach 10k followers in 48 hours or they send me back to the salt mines just outside of Narnia. This time they may not be kidding!
In the meantime, here’s a painting-
138 – 2018
It’s been roughly three hours so far and I’ve accumulated 23 “likes” but, alas, no new followers. Guess I’d better get used to creating abstract art in that Salt Mine!
Amongst the several very worthy causes I’ve been involved with has been the Art for Cancer organization which yearly rallies about several dozen artists of varying disciplines to create works for sale. Largely, despite the logistical nightmare it must have been for organizers, the event went off without a hitch.
Here’s we have a mockup utilizing works I created in 2018 exclusively for the cause.